Thousands of Vietnamese took to beaches and boats in various towns in central Việt Nam and to social media last week to protest against a Taiwanese-owned steel plant, one year after its toxic spill caused a massive fish kill and left lingering damage.
From the busy streets of Hà Nội to the foothills of Tây Nguyên, Việt Nam’s environmental consciousness is awakening. What was once an oft ignored issue by the public has become a powerful rallying cry for people in Việt Nnam to demand accountability from their government. So what changed? Loa’s Lương Văn Thiền explores this burgeoning environmental movement.