Photos: 1,000 zombies march the streets of Hamburg ahead of G-20 summit

About a 1000 Zombies took to the streets of Hamburg as a part of performance art piece titled: 1000 Gestalten (1000 figures) happening on the edges of the G20 summit that starts on July 7. Dressed in grey clothes and painted grey from head to toe, hundreds of left-wing activists marched silently on a main street in its first major protest ahead of the G20 meetings later in the week.

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Hundreds of activists dressed as zombies walked and crawled from all corners of the city towards a central square to protest the G20 summit. The streets of Hamburg looked like a scene from Night of the Living Dead as protesters covered in grey clay shuffled through the city centre in a trance-like state. (Christof Stache / AFP)

Hundreds of activists dressed as zombies walked and crawled from all corners of the city towards a central square to protest the G20 summit. The streets of Hamburg looked like a scene from Night of the Living Dead as protesters covered in grey clay shuffled through the city centre in a trance-like state. (Christof Stache / AFP)

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Performers smeared with clay rest during the art action ‘1000 Gestalten’ on a street in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world's top economies will gather for a G20 summit. (Christof Stache / AFP)

Performers smeared with clay rest during the art action ‘1000 Gestalten’ on a street in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world's top economies will gather for a G20 summit. (Christof Stache / AFP)

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More than 100,000 anticapitalist demonstrators, including several thousand leftwing extremists, are expected to descend on the Hanseatic city ahead of the two-day summit which opens on Friday. (Christof Stache / AFP)

More than 100,000 anticapitalist demonstrators, including several thousand leftwing extremists, are expected to descend on the Hanseatic city ahead of the two-day summit which opens on Friday. (Christof Stache / AFP)

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The protest was originally organized by the German performance collective 1000 GESTALTEN (1,000 Figures), which was formed at the end of February of this year. (Christof Stache / AFP)

The protest was originally organized by the German performance collective 1000 GESTALTEN (1,000 Figures), which was formed at the end of February of this year. (Christof Stache / AFP)

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The annual G20 Summit is no stranger to protesters, but this year’s meetings will bring together several controversial leaders in the midst of growing political tensions on the world stage. (Christof Stache / AFP)

The annual G20 Summit is no stranger to protesters, but this year’s meetings will bring together several controversial leaders in the midst of growing political tensions on the world stage. (Christof Stache / AFP)

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The site is about a kilometer far from where the G-20 leaders will be meeting. (Hannibal Hanschke / REUTERS)

The site is about a kilometer far from where the G-20 leaders will be meeting. (Hannibal Hanschke / REUTERS)

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The zombie-inspired demonstration was designed to send a rousing message to the public to fight for tolerance and solidarity, and be more engaged in politics generally. (Christof Stache / AFP)

The zombie-inspired demonstration was designed to send a rousing message to the public to fight for tolerance and solidarity, and be more engaged in politics generally. (Christof Stache / AFP)

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A performers smeared with clay demonstrates during the art action "1000 Gestalten" (1000 figures). (Christof Stache / AFP)

A performers smeared with clay demonstrates during the art action "1000 Gestalten" (1000 figures). (Christof Stache / AFP)

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Thousands of protesters are expected to turn out for the G20 meetings over the course of the week to march against issues such as globalization and a failure to tackle climate change. (Christof Stache / AFP)

Thousands of protesters are expected to turn out for the G20 meetings over the course of the week to march against issues such as globalization and a failure to tackle climate change. (Christof Stache / AFP)

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As many as 20,000 police officers could be deployed amid the summit. (Hannibal Hanschke / REUTERS)

As many as 20,000 police officers could be deployed amid the summit. (Hannibal Hanschke / REUTERS)

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There are several newly minted leaders attending the summit this year, including Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Hannibal Hanschke / REUTERS)

There are several newly minted leaders attending the summit this year, including Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Hannibal Hanschke / REUTERS)

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