Solomon Islands: Why Are People Protesting?

Solomon Islands: Why Are People Protesting?

Protests Rock Solomon Islands: What’s Behind the Unrest? Discontent has long simmered over a perceived unequal distribution of resources and the central government’s decision to switch allegiances to Beijing from Taipei. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. MELBOURNE, Australia — Protests rocked the capital of the Solomon Islands on Thursday for the second straight day as people clashed with the police and demanded that Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare resign. Some set buildings ablaze and looted stores. Protesters were met by police tear gas and rubber bullets on Wednesday after they stormed the national Parliament in the capital, Honiara, and set a police station and buildings in Chinatown on fire, the authorities said. On …
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