Police barricades

Barricades up as Samoa parliament meets

The barricades went up late last night after Police put out a public notice declaring Parliament building and surrounding grounds out of bounds for all members of the public.

This follows an earlier press release from the office of the Speaker, Papali'I Ta'eu Masipa'u, banning all uninvited members of the public from attending the session this morning.

In a letter to the HRPP Monday 13 September, Papali'I said that a decision had been made not to allow an expected swearing in ceremony for them when the House convenes today.