BERLIN (Sputnik) — The protest targets the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which seeks to liberalize trade between the United States and the European Union.
The rally kicked off at 10 a.m. local time (8:00 GMT), organized by a broad coalition of 16 civil rights groups, trade unions and environmental organizations, such as the German Trade Union Confederation, Oxfam and Greenpeace.
"Currently, about 100,000 people participate in the demonstration. There have been no incidents during the protest," a German police spokesman told RIA Novosti.
Opponents argue that the proposed deal will water down standards and regulations on environmental protection, health and safety, and workers’ rights.