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    German Government Declines Insurance Against Damage From G20 Protests

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    German authorities decided to decline insurance that would have covered damage from this month's G20 protests, local media reported on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Sueddeutsche Zeitung, citing internal correspondence of the German Insurance Association (GDV), the organization was discussing with the Foreign Ministry the possibility of insuring the city against protests, but the ministry decided to decline.

    "For the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg the public authorities will not acquire a privately-funded coverage for property damage," a letter of a GDV member said, as quoted by the newspaper.

    Before the G7 summit in 2015, held in Bavaria, the German government signed an insurance agreement with GDV, which implied that in case of mass protests and clashes damage settlement would be given to individuals as well as to small and medium businesses.

    The G20 summit took place in July 7-8, accompanied by demonstrations that turned into riots, leading to clashes with police. Almost 300 people were detained and 144 arrested. According to police data, over 470 officers in Hamburg were injured.

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