First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly trapped inside her Hamburg hotel room after leftist anti-capitalist protesters surrounded the building.
According to The Independent, “the First Lady was due to be involved in an event for the spouses of leaders taking part in the G20 summit, organized by Angela Merkel’s husband.”
The outlet, however, quotes a spokesperson for the U.S. as stating that they are unable to get Melania security clearance to leave the building.
Melania has tweeted her sympathies for those injured in the violent Hamburg protests.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 7, 2017
The Australian Prime Minister also tweeted about being on lockdown with Indonesian President Joko Widodo as a result of the protests.
— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) July 7, 2017
President Trump, according to The Independent, made it to the G20 summit led by a heavy police escort travelling at high speed through Hamburg.
Global News reports that 20,000 police officers are on hand as the violence in Hamburg continues.
The Guardian, meanwhile, reports that masked protesters wearing all-black set fire to at least 20 cars on Friday morning.
This afternoon, the outlet states, police announced that 160 officers have been injured in the violence while 70 protesters have been arrested.
According to The Telegraph, the anti-capitalist protesters are attempting to “disrupt the G20 summit,” which features heads of state from 20 world-leading nations.
The BBC, meanwhile, reports that the leftist rioters are upset by “the very idea that 19 world leaders, plus the two top officials of the European Union, [are] doing deals behind closed doors.”
“We know that the people who cause the misery that we have all over the world today – refugees, wars, and so on – they are sitting right now in the G20 and are having a chat,” the outlet quotes one environmental protester as telling Reuters.
Despite the chaos, President Donald Trump was reportedly able to accomplish quite a bit at the G20 today.
As reported previously, during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump was able to – as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson put it – “secure a commitment that the Russian government has no intention” of meddling in future U.S. elections.
Trump and Putin reportedly also reached an agreement to reduce the violence in Syria.