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‘Sheep and spectators’: NGO slams Mauritians after low turnout at protest

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'Sheep and spectators': NGO slams Mauritians after low turnout at protest
Only a group of vehicles participated at the event.

The major demonstration announced by the Association of Mauritian Consumers (ACIM) to protest against the high prices of petroleum products finally recorded low turnout in Port Louis on Saturday.

A disappointed spokesperson of the ACIM deplored that Mauritius had “become a nation of sheep and spectators”.

Political parties that had initially pledged to join in, never came. Only a handful of politicians, including Labour MP Arvin Boolell were spotted.

“Some people are scared, they are ready to suffer than to react. Others expected some biryani. The majority are in front of their screens,” he said.

Chellum denounced the “overtaxation” on fuel products, urging that the Rs3 tax to finance the Covid Solidarity Fund be removed.

'Sheep and spectators': NGO slams Mauritians after low turnout at protest
Jayen Chellum (right) in talks with Labour MP Arvind Boolell (left).

MP Dr Boolell deplored that many Mauritians do not realize what is happening in the country.

“To all committed citizens, I say: do not to remain indifferent and insensitive. The watchword is mobilization and we must act so that our rights are respected. It is a relentless struggle,” he said.

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