PNG Police Accused Of Burning 60 Family Homes

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No eviction notices served as Port Moresby neighborhood razed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, May 20, 2014) – Sixty families in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, have been left homeless after police allegedly torched their properties.

EMTV reports the people saying that men dressed in police uniforms drove into their property in three unmarked vehicles on Friday, and ordered them to leave before setting five houses alight.

A community leader, Paul Kovei, says the policemen drove into the area behind Waigani market without warning or formal documents to evict them.

EMTV says the families are now homeless and are calling on the local MP, Daniel Mona, and the capital's governor, Powes Parkop, to help them secure land to rebuild.

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