Around 200 activists took part in a demonstration in solidarity with the five five young men guilty on riot-related charges, in Hamburg, on Friday.
Activists held a rally from Elbchausse street to Eltona district under mounted police supervision.
Protesters held various signs with messages such as «Whoever they meet — freedom is ungovernable, solidarity with G20 prisoners,» and «Disband Hamburg police.»
A Hamburg district court found four German nationals and a French man guilty of riot related charges, after an 18-month-long trial, for their actions during the widespread protests during the 2017 G20 summit.
The 24-year-old from France was sentenced to three years after he was found guilty of serious trespassing in the act of inciting arson, inflicting dangerous bodily harm and assaulting law enforcement officers.
The four German nationals were given sentences varying between community service for two of them, 17-month sentence on probation and a suspended prison sentence of 15 months.