In the weeks prior to the 2017 G20 Hamburg summit, there has been a number of protest and incidents that have occurred, including sporadic fires, rallies, and vandalism on government property. However, the latest attack, which happened today, is likely a painful scene to watch for sports car fans. The #Porsche Zentrum in Hamburg-Eidelstedt, the biggest Porsche dealership in Germany, was #Set On Fire with over 12 vehicles severely damaged beyond recognition.

Links to the summit

According to local authorities, the recent attack may very well be linked to the forthcoming #G20 Summit. However, officials reiterated that the link must first be proven and they don't really want to jump into conclusions as of the moment.

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The perpetrators of the fire have yet to be identified, but authorities are running a fine tooth comb through the crime scene to find any evidence that may lead them to the arsonists responsible.

One of many attacks

Given the number of attacks on the cities of Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Dortmund, and Bad Bevensen, the recent fire is likely another protest by extremist against the upcoming meeting. There has been a total of 13 arson attacks on Germany's railways alone and left-wing extremism still continues to stage protests on several key locations around the country.

Destroyed sports cars

Based on the videos that have been posted on social media, a lot of the cars were severely damaged by the fire. Among them, at least 12 cars, which includes brand new Porsche Cayenne SUVs, 911s, Caymans, and Boxsters, will be beyond repair.

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Second-hand vehicles and vehicles from owners who brought their cars for servicing were reportedly also damaged.

Porsche Zentrum officially announced that attack on their official Facebook page and mentioned that they have already contacted the concerned customers with damaged vehicles. The dealership also mentioned that their building remains undamaged and that it was very fortunate that no one was injured during the fire.

The 2017 G20 Hamburg summit will be host to 20 world leaders, including President Donald Trump. The event will also see the attendance of invited leaders, including the Prime Ministers and Presidents of Singapore, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Vietnam.

Several heads of international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the United Nations, and other groups will also attend. Apart from the recurring themes that will be discussed, the summit will also be focusing on new "issues of global significance."