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Melania Trump Says G-20 Protesters Blocked Her From Leaving Her Hotel

Melania Trump canceled a trip to learn about climate change because "Hamburg police couldn't provide clearance" amid G-20 protests.
Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 07, 2017

Instead of stepping out in Hamburg, Germany, first lady Melania Trump is staying in her hotel room.

Trump was supposed to visit Germany's Climate Computing Center for a lesson about climate change with the other G-20 leaders' spouses, but her spokeswoman said she was forced to stay in her room because "Hamburg police couldn't provide clearance for us to leave."

An anti-capitalist protest called "Welcome to Hell" turned violent Thursday night. Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police, who sprayed high-powered water cannons at the crowd.

Hamburg authorities said nearly 200 police officers were injured in the protests. 100 protesters were arrested and at least 14 were hospitalized.

Trump tweeted: "Thinking of those hurt in #Hamburg protests. Hope everyone stay safe!"