SNAPSHOT: Protest against WTO negotiations

On the cheap Campaigners from Friends of the Earth, the World Development Movement and People and Planet dressed up as black market spivs to protest against World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations that they fear will lead to the UK's public services being sold off at knock-down rates. Quentin Given, Deanna Pepperrell, Jonathan Nichols, and Jane Hutchings (pictured from left to right) were among 30 protesters who donned trench coats and pencil moustaches to parody the selling of services by WTO and the Department of Trade and Industry. The demonstration took place outside the London Regional Government Office on Thursday. The activists claim that negotiations to open up waste services, water and planning regulations to the free market are undemocratic and a threat to poor people worldwide.

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