Originally in Huffington Post, UK.

Activists dressed as ‘spies’ demonstrate at the Office of the US Trade Representative in Washington, DC, on December 16, 2013. A group of ‘spies,’ representing potential spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on foreign negotiators will greet European negotiators entering trade talks.The spoof is designed to highlight the NSAs relentless eavesdropping on foreign targets, which is often driven by pressure from its customers including the United States Trade Representative (USTR) according to a New York Times report in November. European Union and US negotiators will be meeting for the first day of a week of talks on a trade agreement that threatens regulatory safeguards.

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