Australia Sends Troops To Solomon Islands Amid Anti-China Riots. Parliament Burned Down

 

Daily Mail: Australia deploys troops to the Solomon Islands as disturbing scenes erupt with violent anti-China rioters BURNING DOWN a police station and threatening civil war over communist influences 

* Scott Morrison announces Australian troops to deploy to the Solomon Islands 

* Civil unrest has broken out in the capital amid a wave of anti-China protests 

* Building have been torched, shops have been looted and mobs still ‘on the move’ 

* Back in 2003 Australia sent 2,200 troops to the South Pacific nation after riots 

* The Regional Assistance Mission involving the AFP lasted until June 30, 2017 

* Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare formally asked Australia for assistance 

* He has long been considered a critic of Canberra and supporter of Beijing 

Australia will send troops to the Solomon Islands as the South Pacific nation descends into chaos following anti-China riots. 

 The Australian National Security Committee held crisis talks on Thursday afternoon after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare asked the Australian Government for assistance under the 2017 bilateral security agreement. 

Scott Morrison announced 23 Australian Federal Police officers are already on their way to support ‘riot control’ with a further 50 to be deployed to protect ‘critical infrastructure’.  

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WNU Editor: A curfew has been announced …. Curfew in Solomon Islands as anti-government protests flare (Al Jazeera). 

More News On Australia Sending Troops To Solomon Islands To Restore Order  

Australia sending troops to Solomon Islands as unrest grows — AP  

Australia to deploy police, military to Solomon Islands as protests spread — Reuters  

Solomons PM warns capital rioters ‘will face consequences’ — France 24  

Australia defense personnel dispatched to Solomon Islands as violent protests continue for second day — CNN  

Parliament building and police station burned down during protests in Solomon Islands — The Guardian   

Australia sends police, troops to riot-torn Solomon Islands — UPI  

Chinese nationals in the Solomon Islands suffer loss on local riots — Global Times  

China hopes the Solomon Islands restores social order and stability soon; any attempt to disrupt bilateral relations is futile: Chinese FM — Global Times

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