Thousands protest in Brussels against austerity TTIP, EU-US trade deal

Thousands protest in Brussels against austerity,TTIP, EU-US trade deal.

Tractors rolled into central Brussels Friday as more than a thousand people protested European Union economic policy and a planned free trade deal with the United States. The demonstrations brought together farmers, trade unionists and environmentalists, who burned bales of hay and an effigy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, shutting down one of the European capital’s busiest districts.