IN PICS: Hamburg hit by violent protests during G20 summit

HAMBURG – The German port city of Hamburg witnessed three nights of violence on the sidelines of the G20 summit which was attended by world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump.

More than 15,000 police were deployed to monitor some 100,000, mostly peaceful, protestors during the summit in Germany’s second most populous city. But over three consecutive nights, security officials fought running battles with some far-left rioters, who looted shops and set vehicles ablaze in parts of the city.

According to the most recent available figures released by Hamburg police Sunday, some 476 police officers were injured in the three-day period after violence began on Thursday. So far 186 people have been arrested by security officials.