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  • Around 100,000 protesters from across Europe are pouring into Hamburg ahead of G20 summit tomorrow
  • German police in armoured vans sprayed some of the hardcore anti-capitalists with water and pepper spray
  • They feared as many as 8,000 were ready to commit violence at the protest dubbed ‘Welcome To Hell’
  • Police are also investigating whether an overnight fire at a Porsche dealership was linked to the summit



( Daily Mail ) Violent scenes continued into the night at the G20 summit in Hamburg as hardcore anti-capitalist protesters set fires after earlier being hit with water cannons and pepper spray by German riot police.

Dramatic photos showed helmeted officers battling to keep order after 100,000 protesters poured into the city for their ‘Welcome To Hell’ protest against the meeting of world leaders.

Police say they repeatedly asked a group of demonstrators to remove their masks and hoods but instead officers were hit with bottles and bricks – breaking the window of a riot van.

The violence broke out near the start of the demonstration at a riverside plaza used for Hamburg’s weekly fish market.

Read more: ‘Welcome to Hell’: Thousands of activists prepare for huge G20 protest as Porsche dealership is torched and 20,000 police are put on standby



Police and hooded protesters meet in Hamburg as G20 leaders arrive in the city for the summit 




Protesters wearing black hooded coats and sunglasses hold up a 'Welcome to Hell' banner as they march through Hamburg 




More than 100,000 protesters were expected on the streets of Hamburg to protest against the meeting of world leaders. Pictured: Fires burn as riot police and protesters continue to clash 




Pictured: Protesters erect burning barricades in front of the Rote Flora left-wing centre after the 'Welcome to Hell' protest march




Pictured: A man throws his hands in the air as he stands in front of burning bins after the 'Welcome to Hell' rally in Hamburg



Pictured: Protesters using smoke bombs during the demonstrations during in northern Germany 



Pictured: A group of protesters is broken off from the main demonstration and surrounded by German riot police in Hamburg




Pictured: An injured protester sticks up his finger as paramedics carry him away from the violence in Hamburg 




Pictured: A car burns during a protest against the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg



Police are already investigating whether an overnight fire at a luxury Porsche car dealership in Hamburg was an arson attack linked to the summit



Pictured: Riot police stand next to protesters, one of whom is brandishing a 'capitalism kills' placard 




Pictured: Two people stand in front of an armoured police vehicle with their hands up




Pictured: A protester gestures defiantly towards a police riot van as it sprays him with water





Pictured: A broken shop window in Hamburg as the protest continues in Hamburg 

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