A protest has shut down much of central Brussels. Its initial intent was to overshadow the last day of the EU’s summit in the Belgium capital, but the 28 member state meeting ended a day early. The protest went on regardless, as demonstrators took to the streets against a controversial EU trade deal known as TTIP being hashed out with the US.
The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership would create a single market of 800 million people and could be worth up to £94 billion a year to the EU, but campaigners worry about the impact US competitors would have on key European businesses and institutions. One health worker taking part in the protest told euronews her concerns.