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February 28, 2021

Fight Breaks Out At UPNG

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A fight broke out today at the University of Papua New Guinea during a forum that was held at the University’s forum square.

The fight erupted over disagreeMen’s between two groups of students on campus regarding a referendum vote calling for a protest march to be staged by the student body.


Police had to block off the road from the Institute of Public Administration all the way up to the University roundabout after the fight was brought up to the main road.


Students carrying bush knives, stones and sticks attacked each other over disagreeMen’s between two groups at the University regarding a referendum vote for all students to protest today.


Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou said one group wanted to protest while the other did not.


N’Dranou said police now want the leaders from the two groups to meet and resolve the situation.


Although the fighting has stopped, the atmosphere at the University is still tense. 


No casualties were recorded; however, Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou says police will still maintain road blocks in the area if fighting continuous.


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