All PMV operators in the nation's capital this morning went on a sudden strike in response to the death of a bus driver, allegedly by the police.
Reports allege the bus driver from the Western Highlands Province was stopped by police last week Tuesday in the Boroko area and taken away and died while in their custody.
Commuters were left stranded at bus stops all over the city.
A bus driver, Peter Melps, told NBC News, that drivers will hold a meeting at the David Unagi Oval at 5pm this afternoon to give their demands to police and decide when to resume normal operations.
“Mipela tok sori lo ol wok lain...tudai tasol em bas straik. Tumoro em bai go bak lo nomal wok,” Mr Melps said.
Attempts to get a response from the police have so far been unsuccessful. NBC News /PNGfacts/Photo by Awel Steven