Friday July 7
Burning cars fill streets following protests in Hamburg
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- Hamburg erupted into violence last night as anticapitalist protestors demonstrated against the G20 summit.
- Masked thugs threw smoke bombs and glass bottles at German police officers, who fired water cannons and pepper spray.
- At least 76 police officers were hurt, with many protestors suffering severe injuries from police batons.
- Melania Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull were trapped in hotels due to protests.
Friday July 72.45pm: At least 160 officers have been injured in the protest, Hamburg police have said.
Forces from around the country have sent reinforcements to the port city to support the 15,000 officers already on the streets.
At least 15 people have been arrested and many more have been held for questioning. Officials have not released a figure for the number of protesters injured.
2.36pm: Hamburg police have arrested leftwing extremists from France, the Netherlands and Switzerland, according to German newspaper Die Welt.
Other foreign protesters have been turned away at the border and reinforcements have been sent from across Germany to Hamburg, the newspaper said.
2.10pm: Armed military vehicles have been pictured travelling towards Altona in Hamburg, where police are under attack from protesters.
The vehicles were transporting materials on orders from the police, a German army source told German news site Spiegel.
Hamburg Police tweeted: ‘We are receiving no support from the army at the G20. There are clear constitutional limits on how we operate.”