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After handshakes and concert, G20 seeks 'difficult' consensus

09 Julio 2017

Anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police in the street in trying to disrupt the conference of world leaders.

Responding to a second day of protests, police ordered in more than 900 additional officers from across the country to get the clashes under control.

Melania Trump tweeted her sympathies for those negatively affected by the protests. "But German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said earlier in the week that the city was bracing for up to 8,000 potentially violent protesters".

Water cannons were deployed by police at the G20 protests on July 6, 2017.

"Hamburg police couldn't provide clearance for us to leave", Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's press secretary, told the German press.

After handshakes and concert, G20 seeks 'difficult' consensus

In a joint communique issued as the leaders gathered in a convention centre in Hamburg, Brazil, Russia, India and China - the so-called BRIC countries - called on the G20 to push for implementation of the Paris climate deal despite Trump's decision last month to pull the United States out of it.

And it was even appreciated by the furious activists, who appeared to clap as he slowly rode past - and rightly so. The summit statement retained the G20's ongoing rejection of protectionism and stated that trade must be "reciprocal and mutually advantageous". Police said on Twitter they would give an update on the total number of arrests early Saturday.

Thousands of officers in full riot gear patrolled as many as 30 different protest marches.

Putin said Trump was satisfied with his denial of meddling in the US election. President Trump and the first lady attended the summit's social dinner at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, which featured a reception, concert and dinner.

Angela Merkel has said she "deplores" Donald Trump's "regrettable" decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement and said discussions at the ongoing G20 summit have been "difficult".

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Trudeau, por su parte, subrayó su "excelente" relación con el presidente mexicano, con una visión coincidente en valores, oportunidades y ante el TLCAN .

After handshakes and concert, G20 seeks 'difficult' consensus