Thousands of people protested against the Trans-pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) on February 4th.
After a peaceful movilization towards Congress, protesters were attacked with tear gas by the police.
People, groups, and various organizations gathered in Plaza San Martin in downtown Lima late in the afternoon. The same happened in various squares and parks in cities such as Piura, Chiclayo, Cajamarca, Trujillo, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado, Tarma, Huancayo, Huamanga, Cusco, Abancay, Arequipa. It is estimated that the national protest gathered more than ten thousand people.
The object of the protests that took place all over Peru (and in the different countries that signed the deal) is to prevent Congress from ratifying the treaty. The TPP threatens food sovereignty, biodiversity, the environment, Internet privacy and health and labor rights.
Lima stood up agaisnt TPP