Dozens of activists were detained in Vietnam’s two biggest cities Sunday as they tried to hold protests calling for greater government transparency over a recent spate of mass fish deaths.
Tonnes of dead fish and other marine life began washing up on central Vietnamese shores two months ago and continued to appear for two to three weeks, sparking widespread anger.
Frustration has been further fuelled by a perceived lack of clarity from the communist leadership about what caused the deaths.
Major streets in central Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were temporarily deserted on Sunday morning as security forces blanketed the area. Read More