West Papua convoy takes to city streets

The PNG Union for Free West Papua and supporters of the Free West Papua movement are convoying around the streets of Port Moresby.

The vehicle convoy which started at Jack Pidik Park and proceeded along Waigani Drive through to the Sir John Guise stadium has stopped in front of the Kina Mart shopping mall area.

The Union leaders are speaking to members of the public who are gathered there about their cause and the issue of human rights exploitation that has powered their cause.

Union leader Kenn Mondiai says that the movement is growing and that the cause to free their Melanesian brothers and sisters is taking a regional and global stance.

The convoy made up of supporters from different walks of life have been chanting “Free West Papua” and actively waving their Morning Star flags and cheering.

Meantime, Mondiai says that there will also be a joint statement released soon about the collective efforts of regional support groups as well as their response to the positive outcomes of the recent PIF meet.

Julianna Waeda