After eco-tragedy, 70,000 protesters ‘embrace’ Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon

A crowd of about 70,000 people “embraced” Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon on Saturday to protest against one of Spain’s worst environmental tragedies in recent years.The human chain, some 73km (45 miles) long, covered the entire circumference of the Mar Menor (Little Sea) in the Murcia region in the southeast of the country on Saturday, the Europa Press news agency and other media reported.A minute’s silence was also staged for the thousands of animals that have fallen victim to the pollution…