Reuters, “Angry and agile – anarchists give police hard time at Hamburg G20”

People hold banners and umbrellas as they walk during the protest demonstration at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

As the July 7-8 summit started on Friday, Black Bloc anarchists and other anti-capitalist protesters sat in groups on main intersections, blocking streets and bridges leading to the summit venue as well as a road used by trucks at Hamburg Port.

On Thursday night, they hurled beer bottles, blocked roads using trash bins and set cars on fire.

A Black Bloc activist who gave her name as Noura blamed police intransigence for the violence.

“The police represent a government that says it is open and tolerant,” said the 27-year-old, who came from the western town of Krefeld and was trying to talk male friends out of hurling beer bottles at riot police.

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