Armed men ransack Salelologa market

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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A video has surfaced of armed young man ransacking the Salelologa Market as trouble on the big island unfolds.

The video shows a mother trying to collect her products – which appear to be a cooler of ice cakes – as a group of young men walk through the market in a threatening manner.

Some are armed with sticks while one man is carrying a gun.

The development is the latest of an incident where  residents heading to the wharf to board the Lady Samoa were stuck in traffic with the road blocked between Salelologa and Salelavalu this morning. 

According to reports out of Savai’i; men between Salelologa blocked the road near Salelavalu. Rocks were reportedly thrown.

It’s been reported that while other vehicles were damaged; others were stopped and searched. 

Videos posted online indicate that Church Ministers attempted to calm the situation between the villages. 

Police have been called.

Efforts to get official comments as to what action have been taken by the Police have been unsuccessful. 

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