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Protests against TTIP trade deal

by Richard Donnelly
Issue No. 2450

Protest against TTIP in London

Protest against TTIP in London (Pic: Richard Donnelly )


Over 200 activists gathered in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, last Saturday as part of a day of action against TTIP. Actions took place across Britain.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)is a new free trade agreement due to be agreed between the US and EU by the end of 2015. 

Campaigners say that it will facilitate a serious attack on workers’ rights and open up the NHS to US corporate health giants.

Demonstrators listened to speeches and broke into small groups to discuss ways to resist the toxic treaty. 

Then they marched to KFC to protest against the introduction of chemically washed chicken, which would probably become legal in the EU under TTIP.

Others occupied a BP petrol station and shut down the forecourt, claiming that TTIP will undermine legislation limiting the use of fossil fuels. They chanted, “TTIP—sponsored by BP”

The event was organised by Global Justice Now, Brick Lane Debates, Keep Our NHS Public, War on Want and Friends of the Earth.

 


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