Netherlands: Thousands march against TTIP and CETA in Amsterdam

Around 8,000 people marched against the EU’s free trade deals with the US and Canada; the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), in Amsterdam on Saturday.
Scores of protesters held signs and banners against the trade agreements, while farmers joined the protest aboard tractors. The demonstration was organised by several different Dutch trade unions and NGOs.
If approved by the EU's 28 member states, TTIP and CETA will create the world's largest free-trade zone, encompassing some 800 million consumers and standardising trade regulations between the EU, North America and Canada. Both have faced fierce criticism that they are essentially undemocratic and would place too much power in the hands of multinational companies at the expense of consumers and workers.