Angela Merkel effigy set alight
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Farmers burn Merkel effigy at anti-trade deal protest

Protesters have burned an effigy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the European Commission building in Brussels.

The demonstrators, including farmers on tractors, are opposed to a proposed trade deal between the EU and the US, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which they fear will impact on food standards.

The protest was meant to coincide with the second day of an EU summit, but most of the European leaders had already left the Belgian capital.

  • 19 Dec 2014
  • From the section Europe
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