FURTHER disappointment was expressed on Friday over the sudden cancellation of the Reclaim the Night march intended to mark International Women's Day.
Expressing their disapproval of the decision by the Fiji Police Force was the Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM), which said it was unacceptable behaviour.
"A lot of time, effort and money goes into planning such large events and such a last minute and unjustified cancellation is unacceptable," executive director Virisila Buadromo said in a statement. She said there were a number of women, children and families who had prepared for the event.
"The long-standing national march organised by Fiji Women's Crisis Centre is where we get to freely express our concerns and raise public awareness of a critical human rights issue and in solidarity with others," she said.
The Ministry of Information said "police indicate that there are threats to public order and the march may represent a significant security risk both for the wider public and those involved".