Protestors interviewed and released
September 23, 2015 5:52 am
Police at Samabula Police Station in Suva are interviewing a group of people who protested outside the Australian High Commission this morning.
Spokesperson, Ana Naisoro says s file on the matter will be forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for sanctioning.
“We can confirm that 15 people were taken in for questioning today at the Samabula police station, for allegedly gathering without a permit, where they will be questioned and they will be released as investigations are ongoing into the incident.”
The members of three non-government organisations protested against Australia and New Zealand’s stance on climate change at the Pacific Islands Forum meeting held in Papua New Guinea earlier this month.
The two sides agreed to disagree on the Pacific’s call for emissions to be lowered to the point where global temperatures would not increase more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Feminist Activist Miki Wali says the Pacific is in a lot of crisis and it’s important for Australia and New Zealand to partner with the Pacific islands in these crucial times of development.
New Zealand and Australia have opted to stick to their target of 2°C, saying that any further reduction would have an adverse affect on their economies.