2024-05-17 06:17:40

Unrest in New Caledonia Escalates as Territory Struggles with State Control

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Escalating tensions in New Caledonia have led to parts of the territory being declared 'out of state control' by the French government's representative. The violence stems from opposition to a proposed electoral reform, resulting in deadly clashes and protests.

French authorities are deploying additional security forces, planning airlifts, and sending special units to restore order and essential services in the affected areas. The situation highlights the ongoing struggle between French-backed reforms and indigenous aspirations for political autonomy in New Caledonia.

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