3 Aug 2004

Fiji police on alert for protests after the end of Vice President's treason trial

7:21 am on 3 August 2004

Fiji police have gone on alert because of concerns over protests possibly planned for the end of vice president Ratu Jope Seniloli's current treason trial.

The assistant police commissioner operations, Kemueli Bulamainaivalu, who is directly responsible for security during the trial, says police are aware of an intention to hold a protest march in Suva.

The Fiji Times reports that Mr Bulamainaivalu says police have yet to receive an application for a permit to march.

Fiji police have been sending out public relations teams to villagers in Tailevu and Naitasiri to explain to villagers that the law must be allowed to take its course