G7 protests are smaller than expected
Munich is preparing for the landing of Air Force One
6/25/2022, 4:32 PM
The world’s most powerful man is approaching: US President Biden is on his way to the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau, according to the White House. There, protests against the summit of the seven largest industrialized countries are much smaller than expected.
US President Joe Biden went to Bavaria for the G7 summit. The White House has announced that Air Force One will land in Munich in the late evening. From there, Biden will fly to Schloss Elmau, where the summit of seven leading western industrialized countries begins on Sunday. Biden is due to hold bilateral talks with Chancellor Olaf Scholz before the summit.
The G7 summit in Bavaria lasts until Tuesday. Before flying back to Washington, Biden will visit a NATO summit in the Spanish capital Madrid on Wednesday.
Several thousand people protested in the afternoon in Munich against the G7 policy. According to the police, around 4,000 people took part in the rally and subsequent demonstrations under the slogan “fair is different”. According to the organizers, it was about 6,000 people.
He is talking about Ukraine
Police did not report any incidents. With a maximum of 6,000 people, however, significantly less came than the organizers announced. They expected up to 20,000 participants. The protests were also significantly smaller than at the last G7 summit at Elmau Castle in 2015, when around 35,000 people came to Munich for a central demonstration.
In addition to Germany and the USA, the G7 also includes Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Japan. The federal government currently chairs the group. The focus of the G7 and NATO summits will be the Russian attack on Ukraine. It was only last Thursday that the United States announced additional arms supplies to Ukraine in the amount of $ 450 million (about 428 million euros). Since the start of the war four months ago, the US government has said it has promised or already supplied Ukraine with weapons and equipment worth approximately $ 6.1 billion (€ 5.8 billion).