Public protest

Anjo seeks legal action over interference over protest

Anjo tells PNG Loop that he filed the notice of motion papers yesterday (March 21) with a court date set for April  29.

A statement of charge directed at NCD Metropolitan Police Commander Ben Turi has also been given to him.

The statement of charge read that Turi would be charged with contempt of court charges in line with the October 1, 2014 court order stopping police from interfering with protests carried out by Anjo.

Anjo further alleges that the peaceful gathering turned  confrontational with police was in line with the October court order.

NCD Police warn public

NCD Metropolitan police Commander Ben Turi says the proposed opposition forum is illegal and will not be entertained.

Turi said anyone gathered today at Jack Pidik park will face arrests and be charged under the peace and good order act.

Police have been tasked to maintain law and order.

Jack Pidik Park was devoid of people as police numbers increased around the edges of the park this morning with no show from representatives of the opposition.