Court action to quell student protest in Papua New Guinea

A court in Papua New Guinea has granted an injunction preventing students from protesting on campus with the country on high alert Thursday after violent clashes in the capital Port Moresby. The sprawling Pacific nation, where crime and lawlessness is rampant, was rocked on Wednesday when police opened fire on students preparing to rally against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, who is being investigated for corruption. Casualty reports vary, with Police Commissioner Gari Baki saying 23 people were hurt and five critical.

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