G7 Summit in France Meets With Violent Protests

Published August 25th, 2019 - 06:27 GMT

World leaders gather in France to hold the G7 summit with a full agenda that includes US-China trade war, UK's impending exit from the EU and the consequences of the Amazon fires.

The annual gathering of the G7 nations kicked off on Saturday in the French coastal town of Biarritz and set to continue for 3 days. 

On the other hand, anti-G7 demonstrations were organized in the village of Urrugne and Protesters clashed with police as they tried to break up the rallies by firing tear gas.

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A protester lobs a 'canister' back towards French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP

A protester lobs a 'canister' back towards French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron (C) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a kiss past his wife Brigitte Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron (C) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a kiss past his wife Brigitte Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) gestures past French President Emmanuel Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) gestures past French President Emmanuel Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) pose with US President Donald Trump (2ndL) and US First Lady Melania Trump at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Nicholas Kamm / AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) pose with US President Donald Trump (2ndL) and US First Lady Melania Trump at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Nicholas Kamm / AFP

Shadowed by the threat of global recession, a U.S. trade war with China and the possibility of one against Europe, the posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. Nicholas Kamm / AFP

Shadowed by the threat of global recession, a U.S. trade war with China and the possibility of one against Europe, the posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. Nicholas Kamm / AFP

Photojournalist take pictures as three protesters tear down a barricade during demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP

Photojournalist take pictures as three protesters tear down a barricade during demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP

More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march across the French-Spanish border as world leaders arrived for a summit in Biarritz just hours after activists clashed with police. Thomas SAMSON / AFP

More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march across the French-Spanish border as world leaders arrived for a summit in Biarritz just hours after activists clashed with police. Thomas SAMSON / AFP

People play drums during a demonstration in Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies. GAIZKA IROZ / AFP

People play drums during a demonstration in Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies. GAIZKA IROZ / AFP

Demonstrators wear a traditional Basque shepherd costume, during a march in Hendaye, south-west France on August 24, 2019, against the annual G7 Summit. GEORGES GOBET / AFP

Demonstrators wear a traditional Basque shepherd costume, during a march in Hendaye, south-west France on August 24, 2019, against the annual G7 Summit. GEORGES GOBET / AFP

A protester kicks away a 'canister' fired by French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019. Thomas SAMSON / AFP

A protester kicks away a 'canister' fired by French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019. Thomas SAMSON / AFP

People work in the advanced press centre in the Casino of Biarritz, south-west France on August 24, 2019. ludovic MARIN / AFP

People work in the advanced press centre in the Casino of Biarritz, south-west France on August 24, 2019. ludovic MARIN / AFP

A protester lobs a 'canister' back towards French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (C) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a kiss past his wife Brigitte Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) gestures past French President Emmanuel Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) pose with US President Donald Trump (2ndL) and US First Lady Melania Trump at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Nicholas Kamm / AFP
Shadowed by the threat of global recession, a U.S. trade war with China and the possibility of one against Europe, the posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. Nicholas Kamm / AFP
Photojournalist take pictures as three protesters tear down a barricade during demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march across the French-Spanish border as world leaders arrived for a summit in Biarritz just hours after activists clashed with police. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
People play drums during a demonstration in Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies. GAIZKA IROZ / AFP
Demonstrators wear a traditional Basque shepherd costume, during a march in Hendaye, south-west France on August 24, 2019, against the annual G7 Summit. GEORGES GOBET / AFP
A protester kicks away a 'canister' fired by French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
People work in the advanced press centre in the Casino of Biarritz, south-west France on August 24, 2019. ludovic MARIN / AFP
A protester lobs a 'canister' back towards French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
A protester lobs a 'canister' back towards French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (C) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a kiss past his wife Brigitte Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (C) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a kiss past his wife Brigitte Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) gestures past French President Emmanuel Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) gestures past French President Emmanuel Macron at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Francois Mori / POOL / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) pose with US President Donald Trump (2ndL) and US First Lady Melania Trump at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Nicholas Kamm / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) pose with US President Donald Trump (2ndL) and US First Lady Melania Trump at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019. Nicholas Kamm / AFP
Shadowed by the threat of global recession, a U.S. trade war with China and the possibility of one against Europe, the posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. Nicholas Kamm / AFP
Shadowed by the threat of global recession, a U.S. trade war with China and the possibility of one against Europe, the posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. Nicholas Kamm / AFP
Photojournalist take pictures as three protesters tear down a barricade during demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
Photojournalist take pictures as three protesters tear down a barricade during demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march across the French-Spanish border as world leaders arrived for a summit in Biarritz just hours after activists clashed with police. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march across the French-Spanish border as world leaders arrived for a summit in Biarritz just hours after activists clashed with police. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
People play drums during a demonstration in Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies. GAIZKA IROZ / AFP
People play drums during a demonstration in Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies. GAIZKA IROZ / AFP
Demonstrators wear a traditional Basque shepherd costume, during a march in Hendaye, south-west France on August 24, 2019, against the annual G7 Summit. GEORGES GOBET / AFP
Demonstrators wear a traditional Basque shepherd costume, during a march in Hendaye, south-west France on August 24, 2019, against the annual G7 Summit. GEORGES GOBET / AFP
A protester kicks away a 'canister' fired by French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
A protester kicks away a 'canister' fired by French security personnel during a demonstration in the city of Bayonne, south-west France on August 24, 2019. Thomas SAMSON / AFP
People work in the advanced press centre in the Casino of Biarritz, south-west France on August 24, 2019. ludovic MARIN / AFP
People work in the advanced press centre in the Casino of Biarritz, south-west France on August 24, 2019. ludovic MARIN / AFP