The rioting that took place on the morning of Friday, 23 March, local time, outside The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, is now over.
The fires have been put out, but many businesses—including a medical centre—have been destroyed.
The Salvation Army’s PNG territorial commander, Colonel Kelvin Alley told The Salvation Army’s internal magazine Others that all staff are safe.
“Our THQ building is smoke affected internally, our eyes are affected, as are our lungs, breathing...” he said. “Calm is restored, of sorts, outside. Crowds dispersed. But the destruction is enormous—so many jobs, people's livelihoods, services to the city especially a decent Medical centre."
You can find an earlier report here. Courtesy Others Magazine