Vietnam breaks up protests as anger seethes over mass fish deaths

(From AFP)

Dozens of activists were detained in Vietnam’s two biggest cities Sunday as they tried to hold protests calling for greater government transparency over a recent spate of mass fish deaths.

A man walks among dead fish on a beach in the district of Quang Trach in Vietnam's central coastal province of Quang Binh in April

A man walks among dead fish on a beach in the district of Quang Trach in Vietnam’s central coastal province of Quang Binh in April

Tonnes of dead fish and other marine life began washing up on central Vietnamese shores two months ago and continued to appear for two to three weeks, sparking widespread anger.

Vietnam’s mass fish kill isn’t simply an environmental disaster

Frustration has been further fuelled by a perceived lack of clarity from the communist leadership about what caused the deaths.

Major streets in central Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were temporarily deserted on Sunday morning as security forces blanketed the area. Read More



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