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Lagoa protestors silenced in public meeting

Published on 09/05/2019

Lagoa Council remains deaf to protests over environmental crime at Alagoas Brancas where it is keen to see a supermarket built on an important  wetland site.

Campaigners trying to save the natural area in Lagoa were ordered to be silent in a recent council meeting.

Tempers flared when members of the public tried to challenge statements made by officials about the site.

When they were told not to speak one campaigner questioned ‘what had been won on 25 de Abril’ if the public is not allowed to speak out against injustice and for the environment.

The campaigner then was roundly attacked by a council member for trivialising ’25 de Abril’.

Campaigners believe that this type of intimidation prevents many local residents from actively supporting this campaign in public.

Local residents are afraid to go against the council even though they are concerned about the environmental crime which the council is committing at Alagoas Brancas.

Meanwhile the council still refuses to save the wetland despite the public outcry against its destruction.