More than 25,000 people took to the streets of Hanover to demonstrate against the controversial transatlantic trade deal. The rally comes a day before a visit by US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the city.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has avoided wading into an international war of words over a recent Polish law criminalizing suggestions Poland was complicit in the Holocaust. The US and Israel have not been so reticent.
The rise of the far-right AfD and losses for two major parties in Germany's election may have shaken up the country's political landscape in a dramatic fashion. But the key takeaway in the US is more mundane.
The US president praised Chancellor Angela Merkel as a "trusted partner" and described her handling of the refugee crisis as "courageous." Obama is in Germany's Hanover to talk free trade and security.
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Hanover to protest a planned trans-Atlantic free trade agreement. The rally comes just a day ahead of US President Obama's visit to the German city.
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