October 10, 2015
About 250,000 people showed up in Berlin to protest against the free trade agreements between the European Union and the U.S. and Canada, calling for fair trade instead. The demonstrators said the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its Canadian counterpart, CETA, will undermine jobs, the environment and democracy. A coalition of 170 civil society groups – including environmental, development and social politics, democracy, culture, citizens’ and consumer rights and trade unions – had called for the mass protest but turnout far exceeded the organizers’ expectations. The organizers have also collected more than 3 million signatures on petitions against TTIP and CETA, which they have handed to the EU Commission.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
%d bloggers like this: