Police injured in Luatuanu’u road block, arrests confirmed

Police Commissioner, Fuiava Egon Keil, has confirmed that several untitled men from Luatuanu’u have been arrested.

He did not have the exact numbers.

The arrests were made when more than 50 Police Officers descended upon Luatuanu’u to try and calm a situation there where angry villagers had taken to block the road.

Speaking to the Samoa Observer, Fuiava also confirmed that some Police officers were injured when they attempted to clear the road block. The men had allegedly thrown rocks at them.

Fuiava spoke to the Samoa Observer following a meeting with the village.

The development this morning follows reports that the village’s men blocked the road last night.

The issue, according to sources, is the result of a fight between the Luatuanu’u youth and nearby village Falefa which started at a rugby game.

The Police have just left the village, allowing the Village Council to sort out their issues.

The Samoa Observer understands that Luatuanu’u and Falefa are planning a reconciliation meeting sometime this afternoon.

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