City quiet, police patrol: Turi

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The National,Friday June 10th, 2016

 By MICHAEL GUBA
PORT Moresby has been quiet and peaceful since Wednesday evening, helped by the heavy police presence on the streets, according to Metropolitan Superintendent Benjamin Turi.
Turi said after the confrontation between police and students outside the University of Papua New Guinea Waigani campus on Wednesday morning, there were no reports of violence or riot in the city yesterday.
“Everything is back to normal and the city is quiet,” he said.
“Most of the major shopping centres and business houses were open except for a few that remained closed.”
He said public transport was the only major problem in the city as bus operators had withdrawn their services on all routes because they feared their buses could be damaged.
“There were no buses on the road especially along the Gerehu to Waigani area. A few buses were servicing the other routes,” Turi said.
Turi urged people to go about their normal business and bus owners to resume services because police would look after their safety.
“Everyone can return to work and school to start proper starting tomorrow (Friday),” Turi said.
Meanwhile, Turi said police removed road blocks in the city set up by some people leading to the Morata surburb.