'Pushing for civil war': fears riots could turn into widespread conflict in PNG

'Pushing for civil war': fears riots could turn into widespread conflict in PNG
 

Riots that erupted last week in Papua New Guinea could turn into a full-scale conflict, locals have said, as anger and chaos grip the Southern Highlands province.
In the last week, protesters incensed by the failure of a court challenge relating to an election result have set fire to a commercial plane, government buildings and the home of the local governor, as well as ambushing two police cars.
The protests escalated over the weekend as a group of 300 to 400 people, armed with machetes, machine guns and high-powered rifles, marched on Mendi, the capital of the Southern Highlands province,... read more

 
19 June 2018 in World News, Views: 50
Source: Guardian
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