PM Breaks Up Melee at Magic Circus

Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, without concern for his personal safety, reportedly stepped in to break up an incident involving more than 20 stone throwing youth at the Magic Circus of Samoa.

TV1Samoa reports circus owner Tupa’i Bruno Royale had ejected a group of youth and adults who turned up drunk for last Saturday’s show, who then retaliated by throwing stones at the tent.

Tupa’i reported the incident to police seeking their assistance but when they did not show up he decided to seek help from Tuilaepa in hurrying up the Police.

Instead, Tupa’i was shocked to see the PM driving up to the melee on his own to try and disperse the unruly drunken youth.

Police arrived soon after but he had apparently started talking the young people into dispersing.

According to the TV1 Samoa report, 6 young men of Toamua village have been charged over the incident.

Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil has blamed locally produced alcoholic beverages for the spate of criminal activity reported to police over the recent White Sunday long weekend.

A Chinese national identified as Mr Wee, who is one of many alcoholic drink producers in Samoa says it is the fault of the consumers who do not drink responsibly.

There has been no response from the Liquor Control Board on the weekend incidents.

Photo: Magic Circus of Samoa



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