There’s been a call for everyone around the world to protest the secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. While the UK Pirate Party did call for interested stakeholders to protest in London, it turns out that the protest is a planned world-wide event.
While ACTA may be on the ropes after a crushing string of blows that ended with four European committees voting down the controversial agreement, many point out that the agreement is not yet dead. So, in response, there are calls for a world-wide protest against the agreement.
FFII notes, “Tomorrow, Saturday 9 June, there will be about 120 demonstrations against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Most of them take place in Europe, but there will also be demonstrations in Sendai (Japan), Montreal (QC, Canada) and New York (US).”
Access Now also reported on this:
In February, tens of thousands of people from countries around the world took to the streets to protest the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The world’s leaders took notice, and support for ACTA began to fade. Countries refused to ratify it, government officials spoke out against it, and eventually many members and parties of the European Parliament said they would vote “No” on ACTA.
Now, with an EU vote expected to come in July, digital activists on June 9 are again organizing an international day of action. This is the final push to defeat ACTA once and for all. We’ve come to far to give up now — find a protest near you below and join us in the streets on June 9!
A map of which cities are participating is available on Google Maps.
(Hat tip: EFF)