Skip to comments.After riots, Merkel takes flak for decision to hold G20 in Hamburg
Posted on 07/08/2017 7:26:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Raging street battles that marred Germanys G20 summit have sparked a political fight over how Hamburg could descend into mob rule and why Chancellor Angela Merkel chose a hotbed of leftist militancy as the venue.
Germanys top-selling Bild daily was withering in its condemnation of the chaos that saw far-left and anarchist radicals torch rows of cars, loot shops and hurl rocks and bottles from burning barricades at riot police.
One should use with caution the words failure of the state. Sadly, it applies in Hamburg, the newspaper thundered Saturday, slamming the summit as a debacle.
Of course, the police did all it could. But the street belonged to the mob. The feeling of general security that the state must guarantee has ceased to exist in Hamburg over the last 48 hours.
The harsh criticism came as 20,000 police in the city where Merkel was born braced for a third day of protests against the meeting where she hosted US President Donald Trump, Russias Vladimir Putin and other world leaders.
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The woman is an embarrassment.
Mob outside while inside Merkel has a choral orchestra playing Ode to Joy. Kind of reminded me of the band playing while the Titanic sank.
Merkel is an incompetent leader.
She will be re-elected in a landslide
In an earlier life, she was a part of the East German Communist “Stasi” secret police.
Some things never change....
An AC130 would disperse the mob pretty quick.
“She will be re-elected in a landslide”
Yes, and make no mistake she picked Hamburg precisely because it is overrun with leftist radicals. There is no
conservative party of any consequence in Germany.
Only when “incompetent” means not maintaining peace in the land.
According to the EU’s rule-by-crisis dogma, she’s actually rather brilliant.
Merkel was going to be the “Belle of the Ball”!!! She was going to make ‘mincemeat” of POTUS, Donald J. Trump. Fact is, she turned out to be a complete dead ZERO!....across the board. Even though she is the “Host” of the G20 summit, no one gives one darn hoot about her!!! Those protests have destroyed what little credence she might have had. What a loser...20,000 police, and they cannot control a crowd of nutcase lunatics destroying personal and government property!!! Not much hope for Germany!!!
Hey....Europe...hey World....there’s a new sheriff in town, and, his name is POTUS, Donald J. Trump and his magnificent family!!!
Voice of Europe @V_of_Europe 20h20 hours ago
The enormous difference between Western and Eastern Europe
Yeah so will De Blasio. Sad, isn’t it?
Wasn’t Hamburg one of the first cities to experience the fire storm caused by bombing in WW2? Guess they didn’t learn.
...”Mob outside while inside Merkel has a choral orchestra playing Ode to Joy. Kind of reminded me of the band playing while the Titanic sank.”.....
...”she picked Hamburg precisely because it is overrun with leftist radicals”.....
Exactly.....but as with the refugees she overplayed her hand and it’s coming back to bite real hard!
What’s quite remarkable is Soros’s money is paying for all this upheaval there and throughout the US.
I wonder if she was trying to send a message of reelect her or Germany will descend into chaos. If she was, it has gone wrong. Yet, the police seem to operating with extreme restraint and cannot clear the streets with the present amount of authorized force.
BTW..these are not protests...these are riots!
... Bought and paid for ..compliments of George Soros...
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