G20 Summit was plagued by violent protests that included arson, damage to property and looting. Clashes between security personnel and demonstrators in Hamburg left more than 200 police officers injured and saw more than 140 people arrested.

Protesters confront riot police during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.
Protesters confront riot police during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.

German police braced for a third day of protests with demonstrators bent on disrupting the G20 summit of global leaders in Hamburg port. Protesters clashed with police, torched patrol cars and blocked roads

Since Thursday, a hard core of the Black Bloc protestors from across Europe have looted stores, set fire to street barricades and hurled bottles and paving slabs.

The head of Hamburg police said he was shocked by the "wave of destructive anger", and that "it is to be expected that again, no peaceful protest will be possible."

The anti-globalisation Attac movement plans a demonstration of up to 100,000 people on the final day of the summit. Police said some 21,000 people had already gathered.

In the last three days, more than 200 police officers have been injured. Some 143 people have been arrested and 122 taken into custody. The number of injured protestors was not available. On Friday night, special armed police had been deployed with sub-machine guns.

Police from across Germany have been brought to Hamburg to reinforce the local force.

German riot police stand in front of protesters during the first day of demonstrations before G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.
German riot police stand in front of protesters during the first day of demonstrations before G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.

More that 20,000 policemen, including special forces personnel, were deployed to control the protests in Hamburg.

German riot police use water cannons against protesters during the first day of protests during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.
German riot police use water cannons against protesters during the first day of protests during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.
A protester tries to escape from a German riot police officer during clashes between activists and police at a demonstration against the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.
A protester tries to escape from a German riot police officer during clashes between activists and police at a demonstration against the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.
German riot police manhandle a protester during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.
German riot police manhandle a protester during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017.
Demonstrations escalated during early hours of Friday as riot police clashed with protesters turning parts of Hamburg into hell.July 7, 2017.
Demonstrations escalated during early hours of Friday as riot police clashed with protesters turning parts of Hamburg into hell.July 7, 2017.

A tweet by Hamburg's police asked mediapersons and citizens not to film or send footage of the actions taken by the security personnel.

German police equipped with machine guns prepare to confront demonstrators during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
German police equipped with machine guns prepare to confront demonstrators during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Protesters collect rocks to clash with riot police after a night of clashes that left hundreds injured in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Protesters collect rocks to clash with riot police after a night of clashes that left hundreds injured in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Barricades burn after clashes between protesters and riot police in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Barricades burn after clashes between protesters and riot police in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Protesters prepare makeshift barricades before clashing with riot police at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Protesters prepare makeshift barricades before clashing with riot police at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Police deployed armoured vehicles after clashes with protesters escalated in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Police deployed armoured vehicles after clashes with protesters escalated in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Picture shows a broken window of a shop that was looted during demonstrations at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. (Reuters)
Picture shows a broken window of a shop that was looted during demonstrations at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. (Reuters)
People walk in front of a supermarket, looted during demonstrations at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. (Reuters)
People walk in front of a supermarket, looted during demonstrations at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. (Reuters)
A woman takes a picture of damaged ATM during demonstrations at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. (Reuters)
A woman takes a picture of damaged ATM during demonstrations at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. (Reuters)
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