There was high drama at the Suva Flea Market before the start of the Reclaim The Night March.
The march was supposed to start at 6.30pm however Police at the scene told the people that there should be no messages about West Papua or other international matters.
While speaking at the end of the march, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator Shamima Ali says they almost did not march because of that.
Ali says she started calling Minister for Home Affairs, Pio Tikoduadua and adds that he initially did not answer first, but called her later and asked to talk to the officer at the scene.
She also believes that Minister for Women, Lynda Tabuya intervened and she thanked her.
Meanwhile, Police Chief of Operations A/ACP Livai Driu says the brief stoppage was to remind the organisers of the conditions of the march.
He says once this was done, the march continued.
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