Hamburg, Germany, is on fire as up to 100,000 left wing extremists have descended upon the city to protest, injuring more than 100 police officers and doing untold damage prior to the start of this weekend’s G20 summit.
Various heads of state and leaders’ wives, including Melania Trump, are currently trapped inside hotels and locked down in place as riot police struggle to maintain order.
“The first lady was unable to leave her residence for G20-related events because her team had ‘not received the all-clear from police to leave,’” a spokesman for Mrs. Trump told DPA, and the President’s motorcade was forced to take a circuitous route to the venue for security reasons.
Scenes from the smoky city skyline look eerily similar to those of Middle Eastern war zones.
“Activists torched more cars, vandalised shops, threw petrol bombs, set fire to patrol vehicles near a police station and even fired flares at the several police helicopters buzzing overhead,” reports AFP. “US President Donald Trump’s armoured presidential limo dubbed ‘The Beast’ made it through but other leaders including the president of Indonesia and delegations were delayed.”
Despite police presence of up to 20,000 officers from all around Germany and Austria, reinforcements are still being called in as ‘protests’ are expected to escalate in ferocity through the weekend.