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Protests block traffic around EU summit venue

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 01:19

Dec.19 - Demonstrators block traffic in central Brussels to protest EU austerity measures and the ongoing free trade agreement negotiations with the United States. (ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION)

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NONE~ Demonstrators blocked traffic in central Brussels to protest EU austerity measures and the ongoing free trade agreement negotiations with the United States, hours before the bloc's 28 leaders were due to attend a European Council summit. The demonstrations and blockades were organized by Alliance D19-20 which includes trade unions, farmers and different European groups mainly protesting budget cuts and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the U.S. Tractors obstructed traffic into some of the main roads leading to the European headquarters, creating rush hour disruptions. Farmers and unionists gathered around bonfires as drivers unsuccessfully tried arguing their way through shut down roads.

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Protests block traffic around EU summit venue

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 01:19