Friday, August 12

Protests in defense of the Mar Menor with La Vuelta Ciclista in the background

Hundreds of people have demonstrated demanding protection measures for the Mar Menor. The Vuelta Ciclista, which has traveled the section of Santa Pola-La Manga, has served as the stage for the protest: “# LaVuelta21 will arrive at the Mar Menor, different groups will try to make their #Ecocide visible throughout the route. Through RRSS we will show the world our escape from protest “, explained Elegimos Mar Menor through their social networks.

Due to this, the hashtag #SOSMarMenor has become a trending topic in the sports section of Twitter with 27,000 tweets. The protesters have not only left their messages on this social network, in the streets they have carried banners demanding “Solutions now”, “SOS Mar Menor and” For a living Mar Menor.

Last Monday, the salty lagoon returned to spit hundreds of thousands of lifeless fish onto the beaches due to anoxia – the lack of oxygen – in the waters of the Mar Menor produced by the excess of nitrates dumped into the sea. Six days later, dead specimens continue to appear on the coasts.