7/11 Germany asks for EU help following Hamburg G20 protests

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Germany has asked EU members to help trace demonstrators who vandalized property or attacked police at the Hamburg G20 summit. More than 50 suspects from seven countries have been detained. In a letter, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas asked his EU counterparts to accelerate Germany’s requests for assistance in connection with G20 protests, which saw shops looted, street battles between police and demonstrators, and cars and barricades set on fire in central Hamburg. Maas also urged his fellow justice ministers to implement EU arrest warrants issued by German. “Lots of photos and video footage is now being analyzed in order to name those perpetrators,” Maas wrote. “For that, we’re reliant on the support of our European partners.”

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