Port Moresby travel security situation: Unstable after deadly police attack on students


Some tourists and business travelers in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea, may have witnessed a deadly attack by police against unarmed students. Police opened fire on students when they marched on the country’s parliament building.

Four students were shot dead, several injured as police opened fire.

The security situation in Port Moresby seems to be unstable at this time.

According to reports, student activists were on their way towards parliament house in Port Moresby to express dissatisfaction with the country’s prime minister, Peter O’Neill, amid allegations of corruption, when police lines halted their movements and fired into the crowd to prevent them from leaving the campus.

The shooting apparently began when the students refused to allow law enforcement to arrest the president of the student council.