July 10, 2017 / 12:11 PM / 2 months ago

EU's Juncker defends German police at G20

FILE PHOTO: President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker arrives for the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday defended the German police after violent protests at the Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg.

“The criticism voiced in hindsight is unjustified and incomprehensible,” Juncker said in a statement. “Every single police officer put their lives at risk. This deserves recognition, not criticism.”

Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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