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Police storm Papua New Guinea Parliament for APEC summit pay

AP     20th November, 2018 12:50:23 printer

Police storm Papua New Guinea Parliament for APEC summit pay

 

A lawmaker says disgruntled police and prison guards have stormed Papua New Guinea's Parliament in a pay dispute that stemmed from an international summit hosted by the South Pacific island nation last weekend.

 

Images posted by opposition lawmaker Bryan Kramer on social media on Tuesday showed broken windows, smashed furniture, pictures torn from corridor walls and plants tipped over.

 

Kramer said the protesters had not been paid allowances for their security work at a Pacific Rim leaders' summit in Port Moresby that was attended by US Vice President Mike Pence, Chinese President Xi Jinping and others.

 

Following the rampage, about 100 police and guards waited outside Parliament to talk to the government about their allowances.

 

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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