A protest over the governments handling of the Wakashio oil spill in Saint-Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Photo: EPA-EFEA protest over the governments handling of the Wakashio oil spill in Saint-Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Photo: EPA-EFE
A protest over the governments handling of the Wakashio oil spill in Saint-Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Photo: EPA-EFE

Massive oil spill prompts largest protest in Mauritius in 40 years

  • The Japanese ship MV Wakashio crashed into a reef last month and spilled tonnes of oil into the waters around the country
  • Up to 75,000 protesters thronged the square in front of the cathedral in downtown Port-Louis on Saturday

Topic |   Environment
A protest over the governments handling of the Wakashio oil spill in Saint-Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Photo: EPA-EFEA protest over the governments handling of the Wakashio oil spill in Saint-Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Photo: EPA-EFE
A protest over the governments handling of the Wakashio oil spill in Saint-Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Photo: EPA-EFE
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