Romy Fernandez
July 8th, Hamburg. Merkel was the host during the G20 summit, at the same time around 170 organizations were came together under the motto of the demo "Solidarity without borders instead of G20". The protest included representatives from both of Germany's main opposition parties, the socialist Left party and the Green party, the trade unions Verdi and IG Metall, a variety of regional peace organizations, as well as a number of other organizations somewhat further to the left, including the German Communist Party (DKP) and the International Socialist Organization (ISO). Around 50,000 and 100,000 people demonstrated peacefully, around the city and closer to the security zones of the G20 summit.