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Merkel defends decision to host G-20 in Hamburg after rioting

She condemns violence and 'brutality' that left 200 police injured, promises compensation for property damaged

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Protesters onboard a special train pulling into the Kornwestheim railway station in southern Germany to pick up more passengers en route to Hamburg. Up to an estimated 75,000 turned out for the "Solidarity Without Borders" demonstration in the city.

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CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel defended the decision to host the Group of Twenty (G-20) summit in Germany's second-biggest city, promising government compensation for property damage in the wake of looting and rioting by anti-capitalist activists in Hamburg.

Speaking at the

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