Protests Block Traffic Around EU Summit Venue

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.

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