60250139 story Water Cannons Used Against Peaceful Anti-TTIP Protestors: the Next ACTA Revolt? 142 Posted by Unknown Lamer on Monday May 19, 2014 @05:55PM from the one-of-them-looked-at-me-weird dept. Glyn Moody (946055) writes "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), potentially the world's biggest trade agreement, has been negotiated behind closed doors for nearly a year now. Apart from what we learn from a few official releases — and an increasing number of leaks — we still don't really know what is being agreed in the name of 800 million people in the U.S. and EU. When a peaceful anti-TTIP protest was held outside yet another closed-doors meeting in Belgium, the local police sent in the water cannons and arrested nearly 300 people in what seems an extreme over-reaction. Will TTIP turn into the next ACTA revolt?"