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Police In Riot Gear on ‘Routine Check’

The vehicles were seen going past the Fiji Trades Union Congress, Fijian Teachers Association and Fiji Teachers Union offices before officers took a break at Albert Park.
04 May 2019 11:57
Police In Riot Gear on ‘Routine Check’
Police Special Response Unit officers on patrol around Suva City on May 3, 2019, to ensure public safety. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

A routine check around Suva by members of the Fiji Police Force special unit was part of normal operations, says Chief Operations Officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police Maretino Qiolevu.

ACP Qiolevu was referring to a convoy of six Police vehicles with some officers in riot gear making the rounds of Suva yesterday.

The vehicles were seen going past the Fiji Trades Union Congress, Fijian Teachers Association and Fiji Teachers Union offices before officers took a break at Albert Park.

The convoy then made a round of the city and went towards the Port of Suva where a cruise liner, P&O Cruises’ Pacific Aria, had berthed.

A foreigner living in Fiji asked this newspaper what was happening after seeing the Police convoy at Albert Park.

Some of the Police officers from the Police convoy at Albert Park on May 3, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Some of the Police officers from the Police convoy at Albert Park on May 3, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Hero’s welcome

Meanwhile, Fiji Trades Union Congress national secretary Felix Anthony received a hero’s welcome by Water Authority of Fiji workers whose contracts had ended,

This was after his release from Police custody yesterday. Mr Anthony was taken in by Police on Wednesday afternoon for questioning.

Earlier on Wednesday, hundreds of the former WAF workers, picketed at various depots around the country.

The workers were not allowed to enter their workplaces, which resulted in them picketing outside.

But Police moved in and removed them from outside the WAF depots, resulting in them gathering at other private properties.

Acting Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, Assistant Commissioner of Police Bitukula Waqanui said investigations continue.

Edited by Percy Kean

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