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  • The Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, where the G-7 is being held, sits in front of the Alps Sunday, June 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    The Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, where the G-7 is being held, sits in front of the Alps Sunday, June 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  (The Associated Press)

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by people prior to a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in the village of Kruen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015 prior to the G-7 summit in Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen where the summit will start later the day. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, pool)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by people prior to a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in the village of Kruen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015 prior to the G-7 summit in Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen where the summit will start later the day. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. President Barack Obama talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, during a joint walk through the village of Kruen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015 prior to the G-7 summit in Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen where the summit will start later the day. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, pool)

    U.S. President Barack Obama talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, during a joint walk through the village of Kruen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015 prior to the G-7 summit in Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen where the summit will start later the day. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, pool)  (The Associated Press)

Protesters have blocked roads as the leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies arrive in the Bavarian Alps to begin a two-day summit.

Several hundred demonstrators began hiking early Sunday from the resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen to get near the security perimeter around the Schloss Elmau hotel, the secluded summit venue 8 kilometers (5 miles) away.

Some 22,000 police from around Germany were brought in to keep the protesters away from the hotel as the delegations from the U.S., Germany, France, Britain, Canada, Japan and Italy began arriving. Journalists were flown by helicopter to the venue to avoid delays on the roads Sunday due to the protesters.

There was a short clash between protesters and police during a demonstration Saturday but it was otherwise relatively peaceful.