09:04 GMT03 August 2021
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    The member states of the G7 group bear the main responsibility for global environmental problems and wars currently grasping the world, the head of a socialist movement told Sputnik on Saturday.

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN (Sputnik) — Thousands of protesters gathered earlier in the day in the German Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, located just a few miles from Sunday's G7 meeting venue. The representatives of the German far left movements make up a large part of Saturday’s rally.

    "They are responsible for war, for environmental destruction and I think it's the symptoms of the capitalist system," a protester, who introduced himself as Chairman of Socialist Alternative, the German section of the Committee for a Workers' International, said.

    The Group of Seven comprises the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States. Germany took over the presidency of the world's seven largest economies last June.

    The G7 41st summit is scheduled to take place in the Bavarian Elmau Castle, outside Munich, on June 7-8, 2015. The G7 leaders are expected to hold sessions on economy and trade, energy and climate, as well as a session on fighting terrorism.

    Russia's participation in the group's meetings was suspended in March 2014.

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