Cancelled marches, just a precaution: Scared Bainimarama
FBC News - December 09, 2010
Illegal Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says tomorrow’s cancellation of public marches around the country is just a precautionary measure.
Speaking with FBC News, Bainimarama says the US embassy has warned all its citizens in Fiji to refrain from taking part in public marches around the country tomorrow.
Bainimarama says following the warning issued by the US embassy, a precautionary measure has been taken to cancel all public marches.
Earlier, the Fiji Police Force said all permits had been cancelled, meaning all public marches around the country had to be called off.
The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement were due to have a march through Suva tomorrow to mark the culmination of the 16 days of activism against violence against women.
Tomorrow also marks World Human Rights Day with marches organised around the country.
But word from police is no marches will take place tomorrow, even for those who were earlier granted a permit.