Street medics provide medical first aid to the participants of demonstrations, often having to stay close to clashes to case their help is needed. During G20 protests some became victims themselves, as the legal aid reports.
In a press release the legal aid (Ermittlungsausschuss) mentions (Press release #14):
“During the afternoon, street medics were called to tend to the injured on the Fischmarkt. In the Hafenstrasse, the paramedics got caught in a police control, but could pass after alerting the police of their function as street medics. After not finding any injured person, the paramedics stopped about 500 meters from clashes between protestors and police. 20 minutes later a large police unit (Hundertschaft) came running and pulled the driver and her passenger out of the car. The police held the passenger in a headlock, threw the driver to the ground and stepped on her head and shoulder. She was bruised on the collar bone, upper arm and shoulder and needed to be treated in hospital. Her glasses had fallen to the floor and were crushed by police. While the police took the details of the street medics, they themselves refused any identification.”
Several journalists hat their press accreditation to the G20 meeting withdrawn by the BKA. Renate Angstmann Koch of the German Journalists Union (DJU) talked about journalistic work and restrictions during the G20 at the press conference on 8 July 2017.
This is the first analysis of the events happening around the G20. Not only in Hamburg, but throughout the country, with police controlling, obstracting, and the strategy of wearing people down through endless searches, raids, arrests and distorted information.
Der Rechtsanwalt des Anti-Kap-Camps Martin Klingner und der St.-Pauli-Vizepräsident Reinher Karl über die Situation der Camps und das Angebot des Vereins, die Protestierenden zu unterstützen (6.7.2017, vormittags).
The Journalist and eye-witness Hauke Lorenz reports about his impressions. He accompanied the “Anmelder” (person who legally announced the demonstration) Andreas Blechschmidt at the “Welcome to Hell”-demo.
Der Anmelder der Demonstration “Welcome to hell” spricht über die Kriminalisierungskampagne der Hamburger Polizei und des Hamburger Landesamts für Verfassungsschutz im Vorfeld des G20-Gipfels und der Gegenproteste. FC⚡MC-Aufzeichnung vom 6. Juli 2017