Port Moresby Governor Powes Parkop has commended the hundreds of Papua New Guineans who turned up this morning at the Jack Pidik Park in Port Moresby to show their support for West Papua.
He says it is time for Papua New Guineans to be brave, bold and fearless in showing their support. The NCD Governor says PNG cannot prosper if West Papua is not free.
Governor Parkop was joined by fellow Northern Governor Gary Juffa who reiterated similar sentiments, saying PNG cannot celebrate it's 44th Independence this year while West Papua has been suffering for 57 years.
Following these addresses, the two Governors led the hundreds of people chanting 'Free West Papua' with the PNG and the Morning Star Flags carried side by side as they marched from Jack Pidik Park onto the Sir John Guise Stadium where Prime Minister James Marape is expected to address the people as well.
Police personnel are out in full force providing security for this solidarity March.
– NBC News/PNG Today