Vietnam Protests: Week 3

People rallied in various locations around Vietnam today, Sunday, May 15, in smaller numbers than previous weeks as hundreds of people are under virtual house arrest. One of the largest rallies was in Nghệ An Province on Vietnam’s north-central coast. The central coast has been effected by a massive fish kill which people believe was caused by toxic pollution from a steel mill in Ha Tinh Province. Police blocked streets and gathered in locations likely to draw protesters while others

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Vietnam Protests: Week 2

Citizens in Vietnam are protesting in Saigon, Hanoi and other cities for the second Sunday over a marine environmental disaster in the central provinces. Scuffles again broke out with police according to reports on Twitter and other social media sites. Dozens of people have been detained after a sit in in Hanoi. Protests last Sunday May 1 drew thousands of people across the country who were angered after a massive fish-kill covering hundreds of kilometers of coastline, which citizens blame

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Mass Protests in Vietnam as Citizens Choose Fish over Steel

Thousands of people have gathered in various locations throughout Vietnam to protest pollution that is believed responsible for the death of fish and other marine life over a stretch of coastline spanning more than 200 kilometers. Protesters held up signs that read “We love fish” and “We need clean oceans”. Up to 5000 gathered in Hanoi according to one report, but the number has been disputed, and around 2000 in Saigon, while smaller groups held protests at the Formosa steel

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