Protesters in boats meet ship bringing ‘blood’ phosphate into Christchurch | Stuff.co.nz

Protesters in boats meet ship bringing ‘blood’ phosphate into Christchurch | Stuff.co.nz

Protesters have met a phosphate-laden cargo ship as it arrived in Christchurch, calling for New Zealand companies to stop importing the controversial fertiliser.

Cargo ship the Federal Crimson on Monday arrived in Lyttelton carrying 50,000 tonnes of phosphate from the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

It was met by a peace flotilla of 15 kayaks, a yacht, and a ferry filled with more than 100 school children. A further 80 human rights activists sang Saharawi songs of freedom from land.

Origen: Protesters in boats meet ship bringing ‘blood’ phosphate into Christchurch | Stuff.co.nz