On the 8th of December, TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks opened in DC. As the talks began activsts outside staged a sit-in on the steps of the USTR or United States Trade Representatives office, the location of the meetings. Two attempts to deliver a letter demanding release of the proposed TPP text were rebuffed, with one activst dragged out of the building after the second attempt.
A few hours later, hundreds more protesters marched around the USTR building, including both labor and environmental activists.
An activist is dragged out of USTR after the second attempt to peacefully deliver a letter
The sit-in outside USTR around 9 AM
A much larger rally at noon
Hundreds march around USTR