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PNG police fire on student protesters

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 00:53

Rioting, looting and gunshots erupt in Papua New Guinea's capital after police open fire on a student demonstration, killing as many as four, officials and residents say. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Dozens of people were wounded and as many as four reported killed in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday after police opened fire on a student demonstration in the capital and riots erupted across the country, officials and residents said. A groundswell of political unrest has surged in the island nation, just to Australia's north, in recent weeks amid calls for Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to resign over corruption allegations. Papua New Guinea, formerly administered by Australia, struggles with endemic violence and poverty despite a wealth of mineral resources. It is ranked 139 out of 168 in Transparency International's corruption index.

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PNG police fire on student protesters

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 00:53