PNG police shoot protesting university students in Port Moresby

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-08/shooting-on-papua-new-guinea-university-campus/7489416

Four people were killed when police shot at protesting university students in Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby, the country’s Parliament has been told.

At least 13 students are being treated for injuries received when police fired upon the crowd, and rioting and looting have since been reported across the capital.

The students were trying to march to the national Parliament to continue their long-running protest against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

But police stopped their march and began shooting into the crowd, according to students at the scene.

Witnesses said officers then began attacking protesters, punching and kicking them.

There are reports up to five students were killed, but as yet none of the deaths have been confirmed.

Police also reportedly fired tear gas to disperse an angry mob gathered at Port Moresby General Hospital.

There are other reports of fighting and looting in parts of the city…

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