The Fiji Roads Authority has rejected the application from Fiji Trade Union Congress to use the Nadi Main Street for March on Saturday.
The FRA’s General Manager Delivery West Kamal Prasad writes in the letter “The planned size of the March will require a concerted effort from the enforcement agencies which I believe wont be possible as I believe a significant number of security personnel are committed to the 52nd ADB meeting at Denarau”
The FRA has copied the letter the Fiji Police Force.
Meanwhile two of the four unionists who were being questioned by Police have been released.
Acting Police Chief of Intelligence, Bitukula Waqanui says that Fiji Nursing Association General Secretary, Salanieta Matiavi and Fiji Trades Union Congress official, Shiu Lingam have been released.
Waqanui had earlier said that they were being investigated for alleged breaches of the law.
Fiji Trades Union Congress National Secretary, Felix Anthony and Fijian Teachers Association General Secretary Paula Manumanunitoga are still being questioned.
FTUC says Anthony also spent the night in custody at Nabua Police Station after being questioned at the Criminal Investigations Department in Suva.
Anthony was in a tripartite meeting with the Ministry of Employment, International Labour Organization and the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation when he was taken in for questioning by Police yesterday afternoon.
Acting Police Chief of Intelligence, Bitukula Waqanui says Anthony was taken in yesterday in relation to alleged breach of the Public Order Act.