Police ready to deter UPNG students protest march

Port Moresby police say that rumours of a student march tomorrow will not be entertained.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi  late this afternoon said police will not allow for the march to take place.

Turi said no clearance had been given by the Peace and Good Order Committee, adding that he will not change his stance on this issue.

The NCD police boss said he was wary of opportunists who may take advantage of the situation.

As of this afternoon Turi said the Peace and Good Order Committee had not received any request from the students with regards to police allowing them to carry out their planned protest.

Turi adds that he has personnel around the UPNG area and if it means stationing personnel at the main roads he will do so in order to stop them marching.

Julianna Waeda