Anti-government protest fails in Sydney
October 18, 2015 5:20 am
An anti-government and anti- prime minister’s protest that was being organised for the past few weeks turned out to be a flop at the Fiji Day celebrations in Sydney, Australia yesterday.
Anti-government people like Ony Kirwin who has been allegedly behind the formation of the separate Christian state in Ra and Nadroga and self-exiled failed lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry had applied and received a permit from the New South Wales police to protest against the Prime Minister’s visit.
They had called on all their supporters to protest during the Prime Ministers appearance at the Fiji Day celebrations and had urged supporters to throw eggs and tomatoes at the Prime Minister.
However the planned protest fizzled out with only a handful of protesters showing up.
Sources say the protest was unsuccessful because of a rumour that many over-stayers were going to be arrested and sent back to Fiji.
A handful of people held banners and placards – however this was overshadowed by around thirteen thousand people who took part in the celebration proper.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama also didn’t let the protesters get in the way of his visit.