GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN (Sputnik) — "The demonstration and rally was attended by around 3,600 people. At the moment, some of them dispersed as a heavy downpour started the city. In the coming days, the demonstrators plan to hold a few more protests," a police spokesman told RIA Novosti.
According to police, the activists failed to reach the Bavarian Elmau Castle, venue of the Sunday's G7 leaders' meeting, as they stated on the eve of the rally.
"The demonstrators were assigned the route that they should strictly adhere to. This route ran at a considerable distance from Elmau," the police spokesman added.
On Sunday, according to the Stop G7 activist network, the demonstrators are going to block the highway on which the leaders of the G7 group are to arrive to the summit's venue.
Germany took over the G7 presidency last June. The summit is scheduled to take place in southern Bavaria's Castle Elmau hotel, outside Munich, on June 7-8.
The Group of Seven comprises the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States.