A giant puppet of a snoek, a type of mackerel, is displayed as hundreds of people take part in a protest against Dutch oil company Shell at Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday. Photo: AFP
A giant puppet of a snoek, a type of mackerel, is displayed as hundreds of people take part in a protest against Dutch oil company Shell at Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Environmentalists protest on South Africa beaches to oppose Shell oil exploration

  • In Cape Town protesters held up the peace symbol, banners reading ‘Shell in Hell’ to highlight their concerns about the potential impact of the project on sea life
  • Activists say Shell’s plans to search for oil and gas deposits off South Africa’s Wild Coast – a key tourist attraction – pose a danger to marine animals

Topic |   South Africa
A giant puppet of a snoek, a type of mackerel, is displayed as hundreds of people take part in a protest against Dutch oil company Shell at Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday. Photo: AFP
A giant puppet of a snoek, a type of mackerel, is displayed as hundreds of people take part in a protest against Dutch oil company Shell at Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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