Solomon Islands issued a 36-hour lockdown in the capital Honiara on Wednesday after large crowds protested to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Manasseh. While the protest started peacefully, police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets after crowds attempted to storm parliament and allegedly burned down several buildings.
Protesters defy a lockdown imposed in the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara in the wake of Wednesday’s unrest and again take to the streets targeting police and businesses in the capital’s Chinatown area,.
The federal government will send 73 AFP officers and 43 ADF personnel to the Solomon Islands after calls for assistance to help calm civil unrest by anti-government protesters.
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Stephen Dziedzic Worrying footage emerging from Solomon Islands. It looks like a hut near parliament in Honiara has been set alight. Reports that crowds have been tear-gassed. Protesters from Malaita are in the capital demanding the PM resign 1.
Ozzie1942 Solomon Islanders would be well advised to fear any Chinese involvement. Look what has happened in Fiji, Vanuatu, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Moldovia, etc, etc. You still want Chinese investment????