Fiji nurses arrested for protesting

Radio New Zealand, August 7, 2007 About 14 striking nurses in Fiji have
been arrested by police and soldiers for protesting outside the cabinet
office in Suva. The nurses were holding up placards when police and
soldiers rounded them up and told them to board a police bus. Earlier
in the day the interim prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama said
union leaders had been misleading their members by saying that such
protests were legal. He said anyone assembling in protest would be
breaching the Public Order Act and would be arrested by the police. The
nurses are in their second week of striking in a bid to have pay cuts
reversed. Copyright © 2007 Radio New Zealand