Hundreds of anti-G20 activists riot for second night in Hamburg

Protesters have rioted for a second night as Hamburg hosts the G20 summit, setting up street barricades, looting supermarkets and attacking police with slingshots and petrol bombs.

Police say riots were extremely violent in the early hours of Saturday in the city's Schanzenviertel neighbourhood.

Hundreds of officers went into buildings to arrest rioters while being attacked with iron rods and Molotov cocktails thrown from the roofs. Thirteen activists were arrested when special units stormed one building.

Some 500 people looted a supermarket in the area as well as smaller stores.

Cars were torched and street fires lit as activists built barricades with rubbish bins and bicycles.

World leaders will come together later on Saturday to tackle issues including terrorism, climate change and trade.

Debris sit in a super market after it was looted during riots on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg. Picture: PA


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