Melania Trump Trapped in Residence Amid G-20 protests

First Lady Melania Trump was unable to leave her residence in Hamburg on Friday due to security concerns stemming from ongoing protests outside the G-20 summit, the White House said.
Violent protests have raged throughout the northern German city ahead of the international conference, a gathering of the leaders of major economies.
The demonstrations continued Friday morning, prompting Hamburg police to refuse clearing Trump from leaving her residence, said Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director.
"It's unfortunate," Grisham said.
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The ongoing melee, however, didn’t prevent Trump from tweeting her well-wishes at those who were injured in the demonstrations.
“Thinking of those hurt in #Hamburg protests. Hope everyone stay safe! #G20,” she tweeted Friday morning.
Clashes had first broken out near the site of the summit Thursday, with German riot police confronting thousands of protesters who had taken to the streets amid the arrival of President Donald Trump.
Upwards of 10,000 people belonging to an array of anti-Trump and anti-capitalist groups — many wearing masks — stormed the streets in a protest some had dubbed “Welcome to Hell,” with some participants attacking authorities, setting fires, hurling rocks at officers and buildings, chanting slogans and touting angry banners. German riot police, in turn, attempted to disperse the protesters with tear gas, smoke bombs and water cannons.
At least 15 Hamburg police officers were injured in the unrest after unruly crowds hurled stones and bottles at them, authorities said.
Even after authorities in Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city, appeared to regain control in some areas, smoke and gas from the munitions used by police billowed through the air, creating an unsettling backdrop for the summit.
Melania Trump had been scheduled to partake in a tour of the German Climate Computer Center with the husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Later Friday morning, Donald Trump was set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the conference. 
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