More than 5,000 demonstrators have staged a mass protest outside the EU headquarters in Brussels against the controversial European Union deals with Washington and Canada.
Police said on Tuesday that the protesters had gathered to express anger at the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.
The angry demonstrators chanted slogans against the deals holding placards reading, "TTIP, CETA, we don't want them."
"We are sure to be the big losers. This will be a shock to agriculture," AFP quoted Stephane Delogne, a farmer, attending the demonstration.
Local trade unions, environmental groups and farmers called for European leaders to halt the upcoming talks with Washington on the deal.
Police helicopters hovered overhead in the area and most of the main avenues around the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, were closed to traffic.
Also on Tuesday, Greenpeace activists held a protest in front of the US mission in the Swiss city of Geneva against the TTIP.
On September 17, similar mass protests were held in Germany against the TTIP and CETA.