Hamburg rocked by 3 days of anti-capitalist protests

Updated 1113 GMT (1913 HKT) July 9, 2017

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Hamburg, Germany (CNN)Julia Reusing stood teary eyed under a strip of halogen lights in Hamburg’s red light district as the late summer sun’s lingering light turned to dusk.

Clashes between riot police and demonstrators started shortly after the "Welcome to Hell" rally began on Thursday evening.Clashes between riot police and demonstrators started shortly after the "Welcome to Hell" rally began on Thursday evening.
    Julia Reusing, 27: "Revolution must not be full of agression. Revolution means love -- not to come together and fight."Julia Reusing, 27: "Revolution must not be full of agression. Revolution means love -- not to come together and fight."
    Up to 12,000 people attended the  anti-G20 protest, "Welcome to Hell."Up to 12,000 people attended the  anti-G20 protest, "Welcome to Hell."
      The rally called for solidarity amongst anti-capitalist leftist groups. The rally called for solidarity amongst anti-capitalist leftist groups.
      Protestors attempting to cross through the "Red Zone" barrier are chased by riot police on Friday.Protestors attempting to cross through the "Red Zone" barrier are chased by riot police on Friday.
        Singing, chanting and drumming was heard throughout the march.Singing, chanting and drumming was heard throughout the march.
        Thousands of anti-capitalist groups from across Europe gathered in Hamburg's Millerntorplatz before the rally turned violent.Thousands of anti-capitalist groups from across Europe gathered in Hamburg's Millerntorplatz before the rally turned violent.
          Karsten Alpers, wife Halgard and her carer Karina Stanczak were caught up in the skirmishes on Friday.Karsten Alpers, wife Halgard and her carer Karina Stanczak were caught up in the skirmishes on Friday.
          15,000 riot police were initially deployed for the summit but on Friday, Hamburg Police called for an extra 1,000 to provide additional support.15,000 riot police were initially deployed for the summit but on Friday, Hamburg Police called for an extra 1,000 to provide additional support.
          Police used water cannons to disperse a crowd of protestors in central Hamburg on Thursday.Police used water cannons to disperse a crowd of protestors in central Hamburg on Thursday.
          Electronic music was the soundtrack to a late night dance party at Reeperbahn, where activists created a human peace sign in front of water cannons parked in front of the rally.Electronic music was the soundtrack to a late night dance party at Reeperbahn, where activists created a human peace sign in front of water cannons parked in front of the rally.
          Anarchists started fires in the Sternschanze district on Friday.Anarchists started fires in the Sternschanze district on Friday.
          Multiple shops were looted and destroyed.Multiple shops were looted and destroyed.
          Kurds advocating for an independent state demonstrated at one of the rallies on Saturday.Kurds advocating for an independent state demonstrated at one of the rallies on Saturday.
          22,000 protestors, including many environmental activists marched through central Hamburg on Saturday. A separate demonstration also moved through the city at the same time.22,000 protestors, including many environmental activists marched through central Hamburg on Saturday. A separate demonstration also moved through the city at the same time.

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