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Mauritians Want Justice for their Wildlife

Over the weekend, thousands of people protested in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis calling for an investigation into an oil spill from a Japanese ship and the death of at least 40 dolphins found near the site. Environmentalists have also called for an investigation into whether the dolphins died as a result of the spill, caused when the bulk carrier Wakashio struck a coral reef last month. One protester held a banner with a dolphin covered in oil reading “our lives matter” and another held one calling for the government to resign. Mauritian flags were waved across the packed square of St Louis Cathedral.