Protesters against TTIP take to the streets of Prague

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of the Czech capital Prague in protest of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) during a Global Day of Action against trade and investment deals April 18, 2015. The TTIP is a controversial free trade agreement proposal between the European Union and the United States that is being negotiated in secret which opponents say threatens the democratic rights of citizens, food sovereignty, jobs and the environment.

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A model of a Trojan horse sits in náměstí 14. října at the start of the rally in Prague.

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Demonstrators in the crowd dressed as pirates show their support for the Pirate Party and against the TTIP.

Hundreds march in Prague against TTIP on Global Day of Action

The drum squad gets warmed up before the march through Prague begins.

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Hundreds march in Prague against TTIP on Global Day of Action

The march takes on a carnival like atmosphere as demonstrators make their way through downtown.

Hundreds march in Prague against TTIP on Global Day of Action

Demonstrators march past Charles Bridge on Křižovnická street in the Old Town district.

Hundreds march in Prague against TTIP on Global Day of Action

Hundreds march in Prague against TTIP on Global Day of Action

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Hundreds march in Prague against TTIP on Global Day of Action

Hundreds march in Prague against TTIP on Global Day of Action

A protester carries a sign which reads, “We don’t want to be like Mexico” referring to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which saw many American workers lose their jobs as corporations sources their work abroad.

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At the end of the march, demonstrators rally on the steps of the Rudolfinum, with the Prague Castle in the background.