Thousands protest against TTIP in Brussels

Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside EU institutions in Brussels on Tuesday to protest against huge transatlantic trade deals linking Europe with Canada and the United States. (AFP)

“We are against these trade deals because they are a threat for the environment, for health, for labor regulations and they give so much power to multinational corporations,” said Greenpeace Europe spokesman Mark Brady. (Daily Mail)

Organizers claim there were between 10,000 and 15,000 protestors, but Brussels police estimated 9,000 protesters on Twitter. (Deutsche Welle)

Critics of the deals have compared them to a Trojan horse, which explains two inflatable horses placed outside the Commission headquarters, representing TTIP and CETA. It is feared the deals will undermine food, environment and labor standards if enforced. (Russia Today)