Lucas Kiap

Protest stopped, organisers called to police HQ

The protest was called off by police on account of it being unlawful and no proper permit from the good order committee to stage it.

According to one of the activists, Bryan Kramer, there was heavy police presence as the crowd began to build up.

The police then issued an order for them to disperse within 30 minutes while the organisers of the event, the PNG Anti-corruption Movement chairman Lucas Kiap and Noel Anjo, were called to meet with Police Commissioner Gari Baki at the police headquarters.

Activists say to protest, not march

Chairman of the PNG Anti-Corruption Movement for Change Lucas Kiap told Loop PNG that the arrangement will be for a protest gathering to be held at the Unagi oval in Port Moresby.

A letter was given to the metropolitan police commander’s office today (Thursday) requesting for police presence and clearance for the event.

Kiap says that supporters are asked to arrive by 9am and take up position at the Unagi oval area.

Meantime, NCD metropolitan police Commander Ben Turi is yet to officially approve the protest gathering.