Stop cruises: 50,000 people sign petition to regulate polluting ships in Marseille

More than 50,000 people have signed a petition to ban polluting cruise ships from Marseille.

The French city is one of Europe’s busiest cruise ports, attracting nearly 2 million passengers per year.

But as air pollution worsens, many locals have had enough.

In July, mayor Benoît Payan launched a petition to prohibit the most polluting ships from stopping over.

“The Mediterranean is slowly dying but the giant cruise ship lobbyists want to continue to defile it,” he tweeted last month.

“In Marseille, whether they like it or not, we will continue to fight.”

To date, more than 52,000 people have signed the petition to stop the Mediterranean from ‘suffocating.’

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