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2024-05-17 20:04:51
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French Police Deployment in New Caledonia Amidst Riots and Political Tensions

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Recent events in New Caledonia have led to a significant deployment of French police forces to restore order following deadly riots and civil unrest. The situation in the capital, Noumea, remains tense, with parts of the territory reportedly 'out of state control.' The unrest stems from opposition to new voting rules proposed by the French government.

The heavy-handed response by French President Macron has raised concerns about potential implications for China's influence in the region. The escalating violence has sparked fears of a civil war, reminiscent of past clashes with French forces, and is intertwined with complex political and colonial legacies in the Pacific.

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EURACTIV.com
17. Mai 2024 um 05:38

'Massive' French police deployment arrives to secure New Caledonia

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French police reinforcements have arrived in New Caledonia to regain control following riots that resulted in four deaths and hundreds of arrests. The deployment aims to secure areas that have been out of control and restore peace and order in Noumea.
EURACTIV.de
17. Mai 2024 um 08:35

New Caledonia: Large deployment of French police arrives

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French police reinforcements have arrived in New Caledonia to regain control of the capital Noumea. Following unrest and violent clashes in recent days, the night leading into Friday was relatively calm. The government of New Caledonia stated that the island has sufficient food supplies, but there are distribution problems.
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17. Mai 2024 um 11:40

New Caledonia riots: parts of territory ‘out of state control’, French representative says

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Tensions continue in Nouméa, the capital of New Caledonia, as parts of the territory have 'escaped' state control, according to the French government's representative. The unrest stems from opposition to a French plan to impose new voting rules, resulting in deadly violence. Additional security forces have been deployed, and the government aims to restore access to hospitals and unblock routes in the affected areas.
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17. Mai 2024 um 13:52

Macron’s response in French territory of New Caledonia risks helping China, analysts say

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The heavy-handed response by French President Emmanuel Macron to civil unrest in New Caledonia could risk deepening French influence in the Pacific and help China expand its security ties in the region, according to Pacific analysts and officials. The riots were sparked by changes in voting rules that allowed more French residents to join electoral rolls in New Caledonia. The crackdown by French police and the arrival of hundreds of officers from Paris could bolster China's weaponization of the colonial legacy of Western nations in the Pacific.
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