BERLIN (Sputnik) — A German court has sentenced a 21-year-old citizen of the Netherlands to two years and seven months in prison for participating in riots during the G20 summit in Hamburg, local media reported Monday.
A number of protests were held before and during the G20 summit on July 7-8. The events included both peaceful ones and some that resulted in looting and clashes with police. A total of 476 policemen were reportedly injured in protests, with some outlets suggesting the number could be even higher.
This is the first trial in connection with the July G20 protests. Another trial regarding an offender from Poland is expected to be held on Tuesday. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, 32 people remain in pre-trial custody.