Vietnamese police forces suppress and arrest opponents of the BOT motorway Thăng Long – Nội Bài

Hanoi opponents of the BOT motorway Thăng Long – Nội Bài were beaten by the police and then arrested
Dozens of people oppose the BOT motorway Thăng Long – Nội Bài which they claim to be collecting incorrect tolls. The police of Sóc Sơn District arrested them until the late night of 11 May 2019. Reporter Huệ Như reporting from Hanoi (11.30 pm ICT)
Reporter Huệ Như reporting from the police department of Sóc Sơn District, Hanoi (5.30 pm ICT). Dozens of opponents are currently held at this police station.
Men in civilian clothes, believed to be undercover police, were beating and arresting opponents of the BOT motorway Thăng Long – Nội Bài on 11 May 2019. They came from the motorway operations center after being summoned to suppress.
Nguyễn Lân Thắng – activist from Hanoi, Vietnam

11 May 2019, 1.30 pm ICT,  BOT motorway Thăng Long – Nội Bài

Facebooker “Mac Tu Khoa” says: Mr Hòa was beaten, leading blood to come from his mouth and was taken into arrest by the police. He is currently at the police department of Sóc Sơn District, together with 6 other persons, all women…

At least 11 cars were towed by the authorities and at the same time, many people were arrested at the BOT tollbooth Thăng Long – Nội Bài. Many of them were women.

There are currently about 20 people arrested and other people could not be identified.

I hope that all of you follow the upcoming events.

Võ Hồng Ly – from Hanoi, Vietnam


On the morning of 11 May 2019, police forces and intelligence services attacked and arrested many people who were opposing the BOT motorway Thăng Long – Nội Bài, which they claim to be collecting fares incorrectly. (Video source: Hoa Nguyễn from Hanoi, Vietnam)
People opposing the BOT motorway Thăng Long – Nội Bài, which they claim to be collecting fares incorrectly. (Video source: Hoa Nguyễn from Hanoi, Vietnam)

Many of Vietnams motorways and national routes are cooperation projects between companies which build and operate the roads for a certain time and after that transfer them to the government. Currently there are 67 BOT roads in Vietnam. Many of them faced opposition by the people because they are claimed to be collecting fares incorrectly or the location of the tollbooth seems to be wrong.

Translation: Hoàng Chính – VN-EU/ Thoibao.de


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