About 3,500 people take part in a protest demonstration in Munich ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) summit, which opens on Sunday near the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Federal State of Bavaria) in southern Germany. This was announced on Saturday by the official representative of the police of the capital of Bavaria, Andreas Franken.
The protesters are demanding the abandonment of fossil fuels, conservation of biodiversity, social justice and more effective fight against hunger in the world. The organizers expected to gather at least 20,000 people in Munich on Saturday. Many activists usually join these types of demonstrations later, lasting several hours.
“We are disappointed,” one activist said of the size of the crowd. “The weather is not that bad,” she added.
The meeting of the leaders of the G7 countries will take place on June 26-28 at Elmau Castle in southern Germany. The main topic of the three-day talks is expected to be the situation in Ukraine and the consequences of anti-Russian sanctions. In 2015, Germany already hosted the G7 summit at Elmau Castle.