German given 3½ year sentence over Hamburg G20 riot

A man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for throwing a bottle at police officers during the riots that accompanied last year's Group of 20 summit in Hamburg — the highest sentence yet over the disturbances.

German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that the Hamburg district court convicted the 28-year-old German, whose name wasn't released, of bodily harm, attacking officers and breaching the peace. The court found that the man, who had a significant previous criminal record, broke a beer bottle and threw it at police, hitting one officer and lightly injuring his hand.

* Riot police and protesters clash at Schanzenviertel quarter close to the squatted culture center 'Rote Flora' on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017.

Hamburg saw three nights of violence during the anti-globalization protests as leaders of the world's biggest industrial and developing countries met in the northern port city in early July.

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