Acting NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, today refuted claims made by protest organizers that police had deprived their rights by stopping them from protesting yesterday.
Instead, he said the leaders did not request the police formally through writing to hold this planned protest, which did not eventuate yesterday.
He said NCD police remain neutral, and will stand by to assist anyone who needs their assistance.
Acting Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou was at the court house, today for the decision on the warrant of arrest for the Prime Minister, and took the opportunity to clear misconceptions that NCD police did not support the planned protest yesterday in Port Moresby.
He urged leaders of protesting parties to meet with police prior to hosting protests or demonstrations.
With the current political situation the city is in, he said police in NCD stand to provide security to the public, and don’t want to be seen as compromised.
NCD police were all out this morning manning the roads leading into the court house and the court premises, while the case of Prime Minister’s arrest was on.
He thanked the public for behaving well during the week, and called on everyone, including protest leaders to observe laws in place.
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