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Apply again: Police

Tevita Vuibau
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ORGANISERS of the recently cancelled Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) communities march are welcome to reapply to police for a permit to stage the march.

This was the word from police after it was forced to cancel the initial march citing security reasons.

Oceania Pride Group had organised the march on the streets of Suva to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said organisers of the march were welcome to reapply for the permit however, all issues would be considered by police before issuing a permit.

Oceania Pride's Jasmine Kaur said they had been advised by police that they could apply again.

But she said no date had yet been set to reapply for the permit.

"We will wait for a while before we apply again because it takes a lot of time and money to do the application," she added.

The Fiji Police Force had last week reversed a decision to approve a permit application to march by the Oceania Pride Group.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua had said the decision was reversed after the safety of those in the march was taken into account.





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