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30,000 protest ahead of G-7 summit

Published 04/06/2015

People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Masks with the faces of French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, from left, sit on the floor during a protest against the upcoming G-7 summit at Schloss Elmau hotel in Munich, southern Germany, Thursday, June 4, 2015. The summit will take place June 7/8 on Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Protester with a skull mask holds a globe and a US flag during a demonstration against the G7-summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. Germany will host the G7 summit at Elmau Castle on June 7 and June 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Protester with a skull mask holds a globe during a demonstration against the G7-summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. Germany will host the G7 summit at Elmau Castle on June 7 and June 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Protester holds a US flag during a demonstration against the G7-summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. Germany will host the G7 summit at Elmau Castle on June 7 and June 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Activist of international organisation Oxfam puts on a face of German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of a demo against the G7-summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. Germany will host the G7 summit at Elmau Castle on June 7 and June 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Activists of international organisation Oxfam with faces of G7 leaders over their heads hold a banner writing 'Even it up' ahead of a demo against the G7-summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. Germany will host the G7 summit at Elmau Castle on June 7 and June 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Activists of international organisation Oxfam hold faces of G7 leaders ahead of a demo against the G7-summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. Germany will host the G7 summit at Elmau Castle on June 7 and June 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Activists of international organisation Oxfam wear faces of G7 participants Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L-R), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande ahead of a demo against the G7-summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. Germany will host the G7 summit at Elmau Castle on June 7 and June 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Activists of international organisation Oxfam wear faces of the G7 leaders ahead of a demo against the G7-summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. Germany will host the G7 summit at Elmau Castle on June 7 and June 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters prepare faces of the G7 leaders ahead of a demo against the for G7-summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. Germany will host the G7 summit at Elmau Castle on June 7 and June 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: A participant holds a sign showing U.S. President Barack Obama in Lederhosen and holding a USB cable that reads: "Ozapft is!", which is a play of words in Bavarian German between "It's tapped!", the announcement that traditionally launches the annual Oktoberfest beer bash, and "It's tapped", meaning that data communication is under sureveillance, during a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Riot police stand by during a protest march attended by approximately 30,000 people against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Riot police walk among protesters during a march attended by approximately 30,000 people against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Colourful activists dance during a rally following a protest march attended by approximately 30,000 people against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Two activists dressed as bees and protesting against the U.S. agriculture company Monsanto share a laugh during a rally following a protest march attended by approximately 30,000 people against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: An activist dressed as an ear of corn and protesting against the U.S. agriculture company Monsanto attends a rally following a protest march attended by approximately 30,000 people against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People, including one woman with a sign against the TTIP free trade agreement, attend a rally following a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrate against the upcoming G7 summit during a protest march attended by approximately 30,000 people on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People wearing signs against the TTIP free trade agreement take a break during a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Two women carry signs against the TTIP free trade agreement during a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Information pamphlets against the TIPP and CETA free trade agreements lie in a box of apples during a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit join a protest march attended by approximately 30,000 people on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Activists wearing masks that look like the leaders of the G7 group of nations join a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit and attended by approximately 30,000 people on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit join a protest march attended by approximately 30,000 people on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit carrier a banner that decries the TTIP free trade agreement during a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Activists wearing masks that look like the leaders of the G7 group of nations, including one taking off a mask in the likeness of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, join a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit and attended by approximately 30,000 people on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Activists wearing masks that look like the leaders of the G7 group of nations join a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit and attended by approximately 30,000 people on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Activists wearing masks that look like the leaders of the G7 group of nations join a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit and attended by approximately 30,000 people on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Activists wearing masks that look like the leaders of the G7 group of nations join a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit and attended by approximately 30,000 people on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Activists wearing masks that look like the leaders of the G7 group of nations join a protest march against the upcoming G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 04: People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet at nearby Schloss Elmau June 7-8. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Tens of thousands of people have protested against free trade and climate change ahead of the upcoming G-7 summit in Germany.

The leaders of the seven major industrialized nations meet Sunday and Monday at Schloss Elmau, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Munich, to discuss pressing global issues, from curbing global warming to resolving the Ukraine crisis.

Police in Munich said some 30,000 people took part in a rally organized by environmental groups and left-wing parties in the Bavarian capital Thursday. There were no reported incidents.

Authorities are braced for possible violence at a demonstration Saturday in the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, close to the summit venue.

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