Brussels, December 21 (RHC)-- Protesters opposed to austerity and so-called free trade shut down traffic in parts of Brussels on the opening day of the European Union summit.
Some 10,000 protesters took to the streets to oppose secretive negotiations for a massive trade deal between the United States and Europe, which they say would favor corporations and undermine everything from food safety to workers’ rights.
Pascoe Sabido of the Corporate Europe Observatory said they were protesting to stop two treaties -- the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the free trade deal with the U.S., as well as the TSCG which is basically a strategy of austerity. "We are here to say NO. This will not happen; enough is enough, and we are going to try and build a Europe from below."
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