Thousands march in Europe against EU-Canada trade deal

Protesters display anti-CETA and TTIP placards during a protest by various NGOs in front of the chancellery in Berlin on October 12, 2016Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in France, Spain and Poland against a EU-Canada free trade deal and a far more ambitious agreement with the United States. Activists charge that the Canada deal will set a dangerous precedent and open the way for a similar but far more sweeping pact with Washington, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). TTIP has already run into trouble, with the EU saying it will not be agreed before President Barack Obama leaves office in January, as was initially planned.

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