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Merkel condemns "brutality" at protests surrounding G-20 summit

MERKEL CONDEMNS BRUTALITY AT PROTESTS SURROUNDING G-20 SUMMIT

German Chancellor Merkel praises "excellent work" by German security forces, says government looks to help people affected by violence.

The German government's decision to hold the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg was appropriate, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel, despite days of violent protests in the city.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned riots on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, adding that her government is considering how to provide assistance to victims.

Merkel praises "excellent work" by German security forces, says government looks to help people affected by violence.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemns "brutality" at protests surrounding G-20 summit in Hamburg.

In addition to, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is satisfied that 19 leaders of the Group of 20 summit had agreed to the rapid implementation of the Paris climate change accord, despite the US' decision to bail out of the accord. She said that she was also pleased that 19 of the leaders attending the summit in Hamburg believed that the Paris accord was irreversible.

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