Protests continued in Hamburg on Friday as G20 summit kicked off in the city. Since Thursday when the poststs started, 45 people have been detained and 159 police officers have been wounded in clashes according to media reporrts.
Police is deploying reinforcements because the 20,000-strong force providing security during the G20 summit is not enough to stop the violence.
A police helicopter was nearly hit by a pistol flare light on Friday:
Heute Morgen wurden unsere Kollegen in der Luft mit 1 Leuchtrakete beschossen. Dieser wurde nur knapp verfehlt! Sehr! gefährlich! #G20HAM17
— Polizei Hamburg (@PolizeiHamburg) 7 July 2017
Demonstrators set a number of cars on fire and vandalized some police vehicles.