New Washington, 2301-After negotiations over export price structures, the representative committee of the New Washington Primary Producers issued an announcement to the media declaring their intention to succeed from the United State of America. Citing the poor treatment of colonial businesses and the unwillingness of the colonial administration to listen to their requests, the colonists have formed a provisional government lead by wheat farmer Liam Wang. Wang, whose family was amongst the first colonists over one hundred years ago, has stated in an early morning press conference that the people of the American continent deserved to be rewarded for their hard work and would no longer be slaves to the appetite of Earth.
Governor Max Pabst has not been able to be contacted for comment and a total communication blackout was imposed shortly after the rebel press conference indicating that the communications net was under the control of the new regime. From the centre of the capital Saratoga there are reports of troops moving through the streets, although dressed in standard US uniform they have hastily painted the letters ”NW” on their helmets and vehicles indicating that at least some of the National Guard units have defected to the rebel cause.
At this time their is only conflicting and confusing reports coming from the planet but as the situation develops APN will be there to bring you the news as it happens.
Justine Dempsy, APN News New Washington Orbital