Acting COMPOL warns against hate speech
June 5, 2021 12:10 pm
Acting Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu. [File Photo]
Strict action will be taken against those who put up hate speeches that could lead to abhorrence amongst members of the community.
The warning comes from the Acting Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu following a viral post on social media.
Tudravu adds the Police Force will not allow this type of hate speech and rhetoric to continue and will investigate those involved in such actions.
The Acting COMPOL says people who are posting, commenting, sharing and supporting such hate posts are not aware of the consequences.
He is urging the public to not get carried away by such information.
“We have freedom of expression but the freedom is limited within the ambit of the law. You can express what you’d like to say. But what you say should be supported well and you have evidence on it. But what you state should not create fear and should not create anxiety amongst the members of the community.”
Tudravu says looking at the current situation they need everyone’s support and the rhetoric will not assist but make things difficult as Fiji battles the pandemic.
The Acting Commissioner is urging the public to continue adhering to the Health Restrictions and Curfew Orders, by staying at home with their loved ones.