This is when the G7 summit of world leaders was hijacked by a riot in the host city of Hiroshima, Japan, as police wrestled a group of protesters to the ground.
Footage captured yesterday shows officers grabbing activists as they wave signs and pin them down.
The chaotic scenes occurred after a brawl broke out involving protesters, the BBC reports.
Japanese broadcaster NHK stated that the protesters had accused the G7 countries – the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – of escalating the war in Ukraine.
In the minute-long clip, widespread screaming can be heard as a mob of riot police throngs with a protester angrily lashing out at them.
A small group of anti-G7 protesters clash with police in a shopping district in Hiroshima
A young man was pinned to the ground yesterday during a protest outside the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan
The group swerves to the side, eventually pinning down two protesters.
One of the two, a young man, is then filmed angrily speaking to the camera after being released.
The leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies said they would not shy away from supporting Ukraine, in a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin for claiming to have taken the eastern city of Bakhmut – something Kiev denied.
The summit unfolded dramatically yesterday with the arrival of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who arrived on a French government plane to seek more support against the Russian invasion.
Zelensky, who previously laid flowers at the cenotaph for victims of the world’s first atomic bomb on a city, said photos of Hiroshima’s devastation during World War II reminded him of Bakhmut and other devastated Ukrainian cities.
He also told a press conference that there were still soldiers in Bakhmut and that the city had not been taken by Russia.
Earlier, he told reporters on the sidelines of the summit that the battered city to the east, the center of fighting in recent months, had been devastated.
“It’s a tragedy,” Zelensky said. ‘There is nothing in this place’ – what was left was ‘a lot of dead Russians’.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) and President Joe Biden participate in a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit
President Joe Biden wraps his arm around Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
During the last day of the three-day G7 summit, US President Joe Biden announced a $375 million package of military aid, including artillery and armored vehicles, for Ukraine.
He told Zelenskiy that the United States was doing everything it could to strengthen Ukraine’s defenses against Russia.
“Together with the entire G7, we stand with Ukraine and I promise we are not going anywhere,” Biden said.
Putin hailed what he said was a victory for his forces, describing it as Bakhmut’s “liberation” in a statement on the Kremlin’s website.
The assault on the largely razed city was led by troops from the Wagner group of mercenaries, whose leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said his troops had finally pushed the Ukrainians out of the last built-up area in the city.
Other G7 leaders — the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Canada — echoed Biden’s sentiments.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that his country would support Ukraine as long and as often as necessary.
Biden told G7 leaders that Washington supports joint allied training programs for Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets, although Kiev has not won any pledges for the delivery of the fighter jets.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Kraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (left) and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni (right) at the G7
President Zelensky met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday
The potential for such training on US-made F-16s was a message to Russia that it should not expect to succeed in its invasion by prolonging the conflict, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said training would begin this summer and Ukraine would get the air force it needs for the future.
It was “significant” that the G7 countries showed solidarity in their intention to maintain international law and order at a summit hosted by Zelenskiy, said the prime minister of host Japan, Fumio Kishida.
Scholz said that while the immediate priority was to support Ukraine’s defense, security guarantees for Ukraine had to be established once the war was over.
Both Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to support Ukraine in opposing any idea that the war would become a “frozen conflict” or any proposal for peace talks without Russian troops withdrawing.
As the 15-month-old invasion of Moscow continues, several analysts and diplomats have floated the idea that it could freeze, much like the conflict on the Korean Peninsula. North and South Korea technically remain at war, as their 1950-53 conflict ended with a ceasefire.
“Peace should not turn Ukraine into a frozen conflict, because that would lead to war in the future. It should solve the problem,” Macron said.
The Hiroshima summit also gave Zelenskiy the chance to lobby for support from other attendees, such as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who have remained uncommitted.
While determination to help Ukraine fend off the Russian invasion was a key message from the G7 summit, the other message was mistrust of China as a trading partner.
Biden met with the leaders of Japan and South Korea on Sunday to discuss military interoperability and economic coercion from China, a US official said.
A day earlier, G7 leaders outlined a shared approach to China, aiming to “derisk, not decouple” economic relations with a country considered the world’s factory.
In a statement, the G7 also reaffirmed the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, where Chinese military exercises have raised concerns about the security of Taiwan, the democratic, self-governing island that China considers part of its territory.
China’s foreign ministry filed a complaint with Japan strongly opposing the G7 statement, saying it ignored China’s concerns, attacked it and interfered in its internal affairs, including Taiwan.