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Quang Binh: Demonstrations Against Formosa

Danlambao’s Reader – Infuriated by the authorities’ incompetence in dealing with the massive fish deaths, hundreds of Quang Binh locals spilled in the streets in the afternoon of 29th April, 2016, fiercely demonstrating against Formosa’s environmental pollution.

This was the second day in a row as local fishermen at Canh Duong commune, Quang Trach district, Quang Binh, demonstrated.

Photos and video clips show that the people have put up tents and canvass in the middle of National Highway 1A, which was then completely congested.

More than a ton of dead fish was spilled over the street to evidence the authorities’ crime of concealing Formosa’s act of destroying the environment.

Banners were held to express the locals’ decisive attitude:

“We choose fish and shrimps, not the factory.”
“Drive Formosa out of Vietnam”
“Return the clean sea to us.”

Hours of demonstration being met with the local authorities’ inaction on the issue, the people then decided to indefinitely cordon off National Highway 1A. In response, a whole army of policemen were dispatched to stop the demonstrators.

Tension is expected to escalate in the days to come.

Life of fishermen in Vietnam’s central provinces has terribly suffered since the outbreak of the environmental disaster. Quang Binh is among the worst-hit provinces due to its close location to Ha Tinh province, where Formosa is based.

Besides, security around Formosa factory in Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh has been tightened to prevent a likely riot.

On 28 April, 2016 there appeared a police regiment arrayed right in front of the factory gate. The next day, in the afternoon of 29 April, 2016 fire engines and anti-riot facilities were seen moving towards Formosa.

These moves have shown that instead of actively looking for ways to support the locals affected by the massive fish deaths, the Communist regime has been spending tax payers’ money to protect those who are poisoning none other than its people.

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