A student protest in Port Moresby has left dozens wounded, and reports are that several have been killed. According to witnesses, police fired into the crowd of students, who have been demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.
Polling in Papua New Guinea has been disrupted amid violence and reports of ballot fraud, with opposition candidates accusing the government of doctoring the electoral roll. The two-week long vote began on June 24.
Polls are open in Papua New Guinea. The prime minister has urged peaceful polling - and asked voters to give him another term to fix an economy under siege.
A court banned students in Papua New Guinea from protesting on campus, after dozens of demonstrators were wounded in clashes with the police. Authorities warned that police would "come down hard" on troublemakers.
PNG has been rocked by political unrest in recent weeks, amid calls for the prime minister to resign over graft charges. Analyst Jonathan Pryke tells DW about the reasons behind the turmoil and the government's response.
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