Protesters Gather G7 Summit

Thousands of activists have gathered to protest the arrival of G7 leaders for the two-day summit in the German Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Police spokesman Hans-Peter Kammerer said the 8,000-strong crowd, mainly consisting of groups calling for action on poverty and climate change, have so far been peaceful but added that 22,000 officers were on standby, over fears more extreme factions from Germany, Austria, Italy, and Britain could join the demonstrations.