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    At Least 130 German Police Officers Injured in Anti-G20 Summit Protests

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    At least 130 police officers were injured, including 12 officers who had to withdraw from duty, in various anti-G20 summit rallies across Hamburg, according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least 130 police officers have been injured in the course of various anti-G20 summit rallies across Hamburg with 37 protesters detained as of Friday morning, local media reported.

    A total of 12 police officers had to abandon service due to the injuries, the Welt newspaper reported.

    "A police helicopter was attacked with a flare in the Altona area. The missile missed the helicopter only narrowly," police said in a press release earlier in the day.

    ​On Thursday, Hamburg police said that a total of 13,970 people gathered at various anti-G20 protests across Hamburg on Wednesday.

    Late on Thursday, police resorted to water cannon as 8,000 people gathered past 9 p.m. local time (19:00 GMT) in the St. Pauli football fan area and the Reeperbahn red lights district before they set out toward the G20 summit site.

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