Melania Trump has been barred from leaving her temporary residence in Hamburg, Germany, because of G-20 dissenters.
Trump is staying at a guest house that belongs to the Hamburg Senate while her husband President Donald Trump, attends the G-20 summit. Mrs. Trump was slated to join the life partners of other world pioneers at a global summit on Friday but anti-globalization protesters are keeping the first lady from leaving.
“We have no security clearance from the police to leave the guesthouse,” Trump’s spokeswoman for the German press agency told Focus, a German news agency.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 7, 2017
The companions typically get together while leaders are in meetings during international summits. Friday’s program included a boat ride, lunch and a tour of a climate control center.
The first lady tweeted earlier Friday: “Thinking of those hurt in #Hamburg protests. Hope everyone stay safe!”
On Thursday, almost 100,000 anti-capitalist protesters exhibited in the German city in front of the G-20 conference. German police said 45 protesters were detained, another 15 were temporarily taken into custody and 160 cops were harmed, including three officers who were hospitalized.
German authorities boosted their police presence ahead of the conference in preparation for the protests however brought in more guide late Thursday after protests started to escalate.
The Group of 20 gathering of the world’s leading rich and developing nations is the first since Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
On Friday, President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin while on Thursday he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and had dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.