H.R.P.P. convoy underway

Supporters of the Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P.) have already flooded the streets on Friday with a convoy of vehicles draped in the Samoan flag on a protest against the judiciary.

The convoy was called by the leader of the H.R.P.P .,Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, this week after the former Government vacated their offices making way for the new Goverment under the leadership of Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa.

The convoy appears to be starting from the far east side, at around 11am, the vehicles made their way east side and so far the Samoa Obsever witnessed more than 20 cars draped in the Samoan flag.

The former party of the Government is arguing that the judiciary has “failed" in its role "to guard the constitution” ahead of a rally and march casting doubt over the judiciary's independence.

This week, the leader of the Human Rights Protection Party, Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi, urged supporters to rally against the judiciary to convey their displeasure with its reasoning.

On Wednesday more than 500 people gathered at the H.R.P.P.'s Petesa headquarters in response to a plea from the party’s leader to meet to discuss a panned a car convoy on Friday and a separate march for next week Monday.

“The permits have been granted as it is their constitutional right,” said the Minister of Police and Prisons, Faualo Harry Schuster, who is a trained lawyer and former judge.

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