TPP Talks Begin in Salt Lake City

Citizens Trade Campaign Executive Director Arthur Stamoulis speaks to demonstrators outside the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

Citizens Trade Campaign Executive Director Arthur Stamoulis speaks to demonstrators outside the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

(KCPW News) Last Wednesday, KCPW reported that a round of discussions between the United States and eleven other countries would take place in Salt Lake City this week.

On Tuesday, those nations were scheduled to begin negotiating the details of a trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. To mark the start of those talks, dozens of demonstrators protesting against the TPP gathered outside the Grand America Hotel, the venue for the negotiations.

KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham was there.

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