Protests continue over Samoa's controversial land law

Anti-land law protesters are expected to make their presence known outside Samoa's parliament today.

On Saturday about 200 people marched through Apia protesting against the Lands Title Registration Act 2008, which they claim violates customary land rights by breaking communal land into individual titles.

The government denies the law infringes on customary rights, saying it only applies to freehold land.

RNZI reports the march was well attended by both the public and a high police presence.

The march ended at Mulinu'u where speeches were made expressing public concern about the possibility of land falling into the hands of foreign investors.

The government response has been muted.

The organisers of the protest are understood to be putting together some signatures and a petition to be handed over to a Member of Parliament when parliament will reconvene for their last session of the year.