About 35,000 protestors have turned out in the German city of Hannover to protest a planned U.S.-Europe free trade agreement, a day ahead of President Barack Obama's visit, NBC News reported.
The protest was organized by the so called "anti-free-trade alliance," made up of numerous associations including trade unions, environmental activists and church group, who fear the proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could threaten Germany's environmental and legal standards.
The president will use the annual CEBIT international trade fair in Hannover to promote the deal, which would create the world's largest free trade area with approximately 800 million people.
Officials in Washington and Europe are trying to clinch key parts of the TTIP deal before the end of the year.
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