Activists replaced, on Tuesday morning, over 80 publicity posters in Brussels with artistic works against the CETA and TTIP free trade agreements. The JCDecaux group withdrew Wednesday morning those found on its billboards. The company has no intention of filing a complaint, contrary to the position of its competitor, Clear Channel, which was also affected by this uncontrolled poster campaign.
The group declared having responded to the call of the TTIP GAME OVER platform for carrying out actions of civil disobedience this week. The activists say they were inspired by similar actions realized in relation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris last year. The posters were created by twenty or so artists, mostly Belgian, but also international. They seek to denounce the stranglehold of multinationals exercised through free trade treaties established with the European Union.
Stib recalled having filed a complaint, with JCDecaux, against X, in reaction to the replacement of hundreds of publicity posters in the Brussels underground at the beginning of July with anti-TTIP messages.
Jessica Johansson (Source: Belga)