Report – By Pacific Media Watch in Madang
A peaceful protest in Madang turned nasty yesterday, leaving one boy dead, scores wounded and business houses destroyed by looters and “opportunists”, police said.
Sources say strong opposition to a mega tuna processing complex, which they say threatens the environment, prompted the march, but police blamed the separate rioting on opportunism.
Madang provincial police commander Sylvester Kalaut said police had not given approval for the march. Read more »