So Isolated Right Now


Last Friday, the Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement travelled to Canberra to picket a number of high commissions and embassies. First stop was the Fiji High Commission to present a petition; from there they demonstrated in front of the Indian High Commission and the embassy of the Peoples’ Republic of China, whose governments they accuse of supporting and bankrolling the regime.

Last stop was the South Korean embassy, where they requested that South Korea impose the same travel bans as Australia, New Zealand and the United States. These bans prevent military personnel and their immediate families from entering these countries.

The staging post for these protests was 10 days ago when 300 Fiji Islanders marched to Hyde Park in Sydney for a rally. Telinga Media was there and prepared this podcast report:

(running time of 9 min, file size 12mb)

Steve Gray began as a reporter with 4ZZZ Brisbane and has worked in regional newspapers throughout Queensland, and at aap. He also worked as a political journalist. He lives in Brisbane where he writes and follows a passion for nature photography. And Shakespeare. And V8 Supercars.