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First lady Melania Trump forced to skip G-20 event due to protests

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 6, 2017.
Axel Schmidt | Reuters
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 6, 2017.

First lady Melania Trump was forced to cancel her participation in a climate event because of protests at the G-20 summit Friday, the White House said.

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told USA TODAY that Hamburg police were unable to clear the streets enough for Mrs. Trump's delegation to head to the event.

"She was supposed to participate in the spousal program and was very much looking forward to it," she said.

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