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Expected protests of G7 leaders arriving in Germany

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MUNICH (AP) — When a group of seven major economic powers gather in Munich on Saturday to hold an annual rally in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, which holds the G-7. Expected. This year, we will take turns in the presidency.

Police expected at least 20,000 protesters in the Bavarian city, German news agency dpa reported. Fifteen groups critical of globalization, from Attac to WWF, will participate in the demonstration. Their various demands include the phasing out of fossil fuels, the maintenance of flora and fauna diversity, social justice on Earth, and the strengthening of the fight against hunger.

G7 leaders from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan will begin arriving in Germany on Saturday afternoon to address such issues. As Russia's war against Ukraine, climate change, energy, and the impending food security crisis.

"Russia's brutal war against Ukraine is also affecting here," German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in a video podcast on Saturday about rising prices for food, gas and energy.

The Prime Minister said that G7 leaders would discuss the current situation caused by the war and at the same time "at the same time ensure that anthropogenic climate change is stopped."

The G-7 Summit will be held in Elmau, Bavaria from Sunday to Tuesday. After the conference, leaders from 30 NATO alliances will meet at the annual summit in Madrid from Wednesday to Thursday.

A total of about 18,000 police officers are stationed around the summit site and protests.