Workers continue to clean up contaminated seaweed from the Mauritius coastline, Wednesday, September 2, after a Japanese bulk carrier spilled more than 1,000 tons of oil last month.
READ MORE: Honking and drumming, tens of thousands of people protested Saturday in Mauritius over the government’s slow response to an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent days.
The protesters displayed signs such as “You have no shame" and “I’ve seen better Cabinets at IKEA."
One protester scrawled "Inaction" on an inflatable dolphin held above the crowd.
They marched peacefully through the capital, Port Louis, a month after the ship struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation. It later cracked under the pounding surf and spilled about 1,000 tons of fuel oil into fragile marine areas.