Germany: Dutch citizen give over 2 year setnence for throwing bottles at G20

28 августа 2017 г. 22:26

A 21-year-old protester, the first activist to go on trial for violence at this year's G20, was sentenced to two years and seven months in prison for throwing two bottles at police, by Criminal Law Court in Hamburg, Monday. The Dutch citizen was arrested during violent protests against G20 summit in July for throwing bottles at police officers. The sentence exceeded the demands of the public prosecutors who asked court to imprison the activist for one year and nine months. The sentence has shocked Around 15 protesters showed up at the entrance of the court to show their support for the activist. Some held the banner reading «We stay united.» A total of 186 people were detained by the end of the G20 summit that took place on 7-8 July, and some 200 police officers injured in protests that turned violent as cars were torched, businesses looted and shopfronts smashed.

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