Thursday, September 21

Why is there a revolt in the Solomon Islands (and what do Taiwan and China have to do with it)

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Solomon Islands riots

Image source, Reuters

Australia indicated that it will deploy more than 100 police and defense forces personnel in the Solomon Islands, where riots continue for the third day this Friday.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said police and military will support “riot control” in the capital, Honaira, and offer “stability and security” to the Pacific island nation.

The violence started on Wednesday when protesters stormed Parliament in an attempt to overthrow the prime minister Manasseh Sogavare.

On Thursday, a crowd challenged the lockdown that had been imposed and set fire to government buildings, a police station and businesses.

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