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    A citizen of the Netherlands has been sentenced to 31 months imprisonment for taking part in protests during the G20 summit.

    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.

    According to the judge, on July 6, the defendant participated in riots in the Schanzenviertel district of the German port city, during which he threw two bottles at police officers. The Dutch national was charged with causing life-threatening bodily injuries, violating public order and disobeying a court bailiff, according to Die Welt newspaper.

    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.


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