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Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Germany against Obama-backed trade deal (TPP)CNBC ^ | 9/17/2016 | Everett RosenfeldPosted on 9/17/2016, 4:16:40 PM by GilGilHundreds of thousands of Germans took to the streets Saturday, in protest of pending trade deals with the United States and Canada.The deals in question are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the U.S. and the European Union and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) for the Canadian-EU relationship. Neither free trade agreement has been ratified yet, but popular outcry has been growing for the last few years.The demonstrations took place in seven cities throughout Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart.
Organizers told CNBC that the official estimate is 320,000 demonstrators across Germany.In Berlin, where discussions of trade policy are frequently overheard in cafes and most available surfaces are plastered in posters and stickers against the deals, the largest demonstration of the day took place with about 70,000 attendees, according to the organizers.(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com …