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UPDATE: A spokesperson for the first lady confirmed hours after the ordeal began that she is no longer trapped, saying, “She has joined her husband at the summit,” according to Vanity Fair


First lady Melania Trump is reportedly trapped inside her Hamburg, Germany, hotel as rioters surrounded the building at the G-20 summit.

According to a spokesperson for the United States delegation, they weren’t able to get clearance for the first lady to leave the hotel to attend a scheduled event put together by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s husband for spouses of the leaders attending the summit due to the violent clashes in the city, according to the Independent.

Police remove demonstrators from a street during protests against the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet Friday and Saturday in Hamburg. (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP)

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Mrs. Trump took to Twitter to say that she was thinking of those hurt in the protest, writing in a tweet, “Thinking of those hurt in protests. Hope everyone stay safe!

President Donald Trump was reportedly able to make it to his summit meeting under heavy police protection and escort.

Police use a water cannon to disperse a protest on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
A woman is pepper-sprayed by police after she climbed an armored police vehicle on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

The first lady, along with first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump, was set to join Joachim Sauer and other G-20 spouses for a tour of the German Climate Computing Center.

At least 76 people were hurt during clashes with the police in Hamburg as officials used water cannons to dispel the protesters who were throwing water bottles at them.

First lady Melania Trump reportedly trapped inside her Hamburg hotel as rioters take to the streets (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Elizabeth Vale is a contributor for Rare.
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