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    In this March 12, 2018 photo, from left, Olaf Scholz, acting chairman of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), German Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, and the chairman of the German Christian Social Union (CSU), Horst Seehofer, arrive for a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany

    German Finance Minister's Apartment Attacked in Hamburg Ahead of G20 Summit

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    On Friday night, a group of unknown vandals first set fire to vehicle tires in front of the apartment building in Hamburg's Altona district and then threw jam jars filled with paint against the wall of the house, according to a police report.

    A group of about 14 unknown vandals attacked the residential building in Hamburg where Federal Minister of Finance and Deputy Chancellor Olaf Scholz lives.

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    The group then fled. State protection is now investigating the incident.

    The SPD politician himself was not in his apartment at the time of the attack. Scholz departed for the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

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