9 Jul 2013

Ambae man killing prompts Vanuatu march

3:00 pm on 9 July 2013

An estimated 500 people from Ambae in Vanuatu have marched through the streets of Port Vila, carrying the coffin of a man killed in an attack at the weekend.

The group is also demanding compensation be paid.

While police have not released any details of the killing, sources say the victim was attacked with an axe after asking his next door neighbour to keep the noise down.

The chairman of the National Council of Chiefs, Chief Seni Mao Tirsupe, says unity does not just happen, but people have to make it happen.