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    Protesters wear masks depicting the leaders of the G7 countries during a demonstration organised by Oxfam in Giardini Naxos near Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017

    Activists Protest Against G7 in Italy (VIDEO)

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    Activists protest in the Sicilian town of Taormina against the 'Group of Seven' on Saturday as Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni concludes the 43rd G7 summit with a press conference.

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    People in the crowds are waving flags and chanting anti-G7 slogans.

    The G7 presently involves Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Russia used to be the group's member for 16 years until 2014, when the seven states boycotted the G8 summit in Russia's Sochi, citing disagreements over the Ukrainian crisis.

    The G7 meeting, scheduled for May 26-27, is held in the Sicilian town of Taormina.

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