- Posted February 4, 2012 by
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Say no to ACTA
CNNMoney contributor Dan Mitchell reported: 'Like many trade agreements, ACTA is a confusing mess. Even its signatories don't agree on how it's supposed to work. The way it's been pushed forward has also been unruly -- talks have been held in secret, without any kind of legislative oversight or input from citizens or public-interest groups.' Read more here.
Hylin says: 'What caught my attention was the organized protests that took place simultaneously all around Sweden [...] I was also taken by the engagement of both young and old to participate despite the extreme cold weather.'
- elchueco, CNN iReport producer
"Wake up Sweden! Stand up for your freedom! NO to the ACTA / SOPA / PIPA!" writes Tobias Hellsten on Google+
Over the whole of Sweden where demonstrations today.
It's about ACTA, the international trade agreement that will counteract including piracy.
”All the heroes gathered over Europe in the streets making a difference in a way that you will read about in history books ago”, said Anna Troberg, The Pirate Party leader.
Over 11 000 people announced on Facebook that they would attend at the Sergels Square in Stockholm at 12.00 today. The number of protesters that turned up today in the -15 ºC (5 ºF) was about 1 000.
Michael Roos announces on Facebook: ”It's more than just the INTERNET! I do it for our freedom! We don’t want Sweden to be like England with CCTV everywhere! I want my freedom, I want my rights!”
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