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Anti regime grafitti appears in Fiji

Anti regime grafitti appears in Fiji

Updated 15 February 2012, 14:39 AEDT

In Fiji, a large number of spray painted anti-regime graffiti slogans appeared around the capital, Suva, this morning.

A group calling itself the Viti Revolution Forces has reportedly claimed responsibility for the slogans.

This follows the government's cancellation of the annual conference of the influential Methodist Church, after it refused to accept a government ultimatum not to allow three church leaders to speak at the gathering.

A prominent former senior Fiji military officer turned pro-democracy activist, Ratu Tevita Mara, who fled to Tonga recently, says tensions are rising in Fiji, and he intends to go to the Pacific Islands Forum in New Zealand next week to speak to regional leaders about the situation.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Ratu Tevita Mara, former senior Fiji military officer turned pro-democracy activist

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