G20 Hamburg - the day after
G20 summit in Hamburg had no winners. Politically the results of the summit were minor. Socially, the city was left divided. Personally everyone was happy it was over. Peaceful mass-protest was overlaid by pictures of burning cars, barricades, looted shops and police violence. The political argument now is blaming the “other side” and drawing the attention away from the fact, that this event should have never happened in a city like Hamburg in the first place. Time will tell if any conclusions are drawn, responsibilities are taken or if it’s “soldier on” until the next event.
Costs: at least 130 Million Euro
Damage: estimated 12 Million Euro
Casualties: around 400 police and much more than 1.200 protesters injured (estimated)
Losses in business: uncalculated
Losses of trust in politics: uncalculated