Vietnam ‘blocks’ Facebook over the weekend due to protests over dead fish


Vietnamese Facebook users had problems accessing the popular social network over the past weekend, apparently due to an ongoing protest that the government has been trying to suppress.

For the past two weekends in a row, hundreds of people have been protesting in Vietnam’s two major cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as in smaller cities like Nha Trang, Vung Tau and Da Nang.

The protests were prompted by millions of dead fish washing up on its shores since April – which local media and protesters have blamed on Formosa Plastics, a Taiwanese firm.

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