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Hundreds more French police start deploying to secure New Caledonia

Sydney, Australia/Paris, France Reuters French police reinforcements began arriving in New Caledonia on Friday in a massive push to regain control of the capital, the top French official in the Pacific island territory said, after rioting in which four people were killed and hundreds arrested. After three nights of upheaval, Thursday night was relatively quiet […]

France sends more police to New Caledonia to try to restore calm

Sydney, Australia/Paris, France Reuters The French Government sent more police to the Pacific island of New Caledonia on Thursday and said it would crack down on rioters, hoping to restore order after three nights of upheaval in which four people have been killed. Rioters angry with an electoral reform have burnt businesses, torched cars, looted […]

Hundreds arrested, roads barricaded in New Caledonia as riots continue

Sydney, Australia Reuters Armed forces were protecting New Caledonia’s two airports and port after a third night of violent riots that have killed four people, the Pacific Island’s top French official said on Thursday morning, adding at least four alleged instigators were under house arrest. In three municipalities on the French-ruled island, gendarmes faced about […]