Papua New Guinea: police open fire on students protesting PM O’Neill’s alleged corruption
08 Jun 2016

Police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on students protesting against the prime minister Wednesday, with reports that four are dead and up to 13 were injured, three seriously.

As yet none of the deaths have been confirmed, but the ABC reports that PNG’s Parliament has been told that four students have been killed.

Students have been locked in a month-long standoff with authorities and have been boycotting classes as they call for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step aside over corruption allegations.

Local media said the clashes in the capital Port Moresby broke out as students prepared to march from the University of PNG to parliament, where O’Neill was due to face a no confidence vote.

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