Portuguese fishermen protest land reclamation with a mock funeral


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  • Saturday, 24 Jan 2015

Contrast: The fishermen with their “coffin” signifying the end of their livelihood. Seen behind them are the devloper’s earth movers hard at work reclaiming land near their settlement.

MALACCA: Some 80 fishermen from the Portuguese Settlement carried three coffins while protesting against the effects of reclamation work on their livelihood.

The protest on Thursday was held at the reclamation site off the coast on Thursday.

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