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