Solomons capital under curfew after protesters try to storm Parliament

A crowd has reportedly attacked the parliament building in Honiara, Solomon Islands, demanding Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare (left) resign for the country’s diplomatic shift from Taipei to Beijing. – EPA pic, November 24, 2021.

THE Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara was placed under curfew today after protesters attempted to storm the Pacific island nation’s parliament, police said.

Police fired tear gas at the protesters, who had set alight buildings, partly burning down a police station and a hut near the parliament building, a police spokesman said.

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