Vietnamese Police Block, Beat 4,000 Catholic Villagers Protesting Losses After Fish Kill

Vietnamese Catholics were blocked and assaulted by police on Monday as they attempted to march to township offices to protest government inaction over their loss of livelihood following a massive pollution-linked fish kill in April, sources say.

The April spill caused an estimated 70 tons of dead fish to wash up on the shores of Vietnam’s central coast and was blamed on a release of toxic chemicals from a steel mill owned by a subsidiary of Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group. Read more


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