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Belgium: Protesters vault barriers, try to storm Euro Council during CETA summit01:15

Belgium: Protesters vault barriers, try to storm Euro Council during CETA summit

Belgium, Brussels
October 30, 2016 at 11:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters attempted to storm the European Council building in Brussels, Sunday, where the controversial EU-Canada trade deal CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) is expected to be approved today.

Protesters dresser in white boiler suits climber over police barricades and the council security fence, and clashed with the Council security guards. Protesters threw red paint at officers as they vaulted over the barriers. Several were detained before reaching the building.

Leaders of the European Union member states are meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Brussels to approve the CETA trade deal, which is expected to yield billions for companies through tariff cuts and other measures to lower barriers to commerce between the EU and Canada. Critics of the deal have hit out at the damage that the deal is expected to have on consumer and worker protection within the EU and Canada.

Belgium: Protesters vault barriers, try to storm Euro Council during CETA summit01:15
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Dozens of protesters attempted to storm the European Council building in Brussels, Sunday, where the controversial EU-Canada trade deal CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) is expected to be approved today.

Protesters dresser in white boiler suits climber over police barricades and the council security fence, and clashed with the Council security guards. Protesters threw red paint at officers as they vaulted over the barriers. Several were detained before reaching the building.

Leaders of the European Union member states are meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Brussels to approve the CETA trade deal, which is expected to yield billions for companies through tariff cuts and other measures to lower barriers to commerce between the EU and Canada. Critics of the deal have hit out at the damage that the deal is expected to have on consumer and worker protection within the EU and Canada.

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