Posted By Staff Reporter
Armed police have moved in on the University of Papua New Guinea's campus in Port Moresby as student protests enter a third week. The entire student body has been boycotting classes protesting against the prime minister Peter O'Neill's refusal to step down from office amid a corruption scandal.
The students had sought to hold a referendum to legitimise their boycotts, but the electoral commission has refused to validate their efforts.
The university's vice chancellor, Albert Mellam, has issued a notice saying the university's campuses will be sealed because some students' activities border on criminality.
Reports from Port Moresby say heavily armed police in more than 50 vehicles moved into the campus before dawn this morning.
Police have so far been unable to be reached for comment.
Source: Radio New Zealand
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