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Police monitor flag protests

June 25, 2015 5:35 am

The Police Force is aware of groups of people holding peaceful protests against the government’s decision to change the national flag.

And Police Commissioner, Major General Ben Groenewald says they are closely monitoring to ensure there are no threats to public security.

Groenewald says they would also like to stress that while everyone has the right to express their opinion, it must however be done within the ambit of the law.

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The groups of mainly young people have been photographed holding Fiji flags at various spots around Suva, Nasinu and Nausori.

They have used the social media to publicize their protest against the change in the national flag.

The government has released 23 designs for a new flag and is seeking the public’s opinion for the new design.

The deadline for the feedback is Tuesday.

A new national flag will be unveiled on Fiji’s Independence Day on October 10th.

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