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15/05/2024 20:07 (UTC)

FRANCE NEW CALEDONIA

Macron declares state of emergency to stop riots in New Caledonia

Paris, May 15 (EFE).- French President Emmanuel Macron declared on Wednesday a 12-day state of emergency to try to stop the riots in the autonomous territory of New Caledonia, where two days of...
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin leaves Elysee palace after a cabinet meeting in Paris, France, 15 may 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron requested including a decree to declare state of emergency in New Caledonia on the agenda of the cabinet meeting on 15 May, said a statement of the Elysee Palace, after three people were killed in riots amid violent protests over changes to voting rules. (Protestas, Disturbios, Francia, Nueva Caledonia) EFE/EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

FRANCE NEW CALEDONIA

France sends a plane with gendarmes and police to New Caledonia

Istres (France), May 15 (EFE).- The French president, Emmanuel Macron, opted for a strong hand to try to stop this Wednesday the revolts in the autonomous territory of New Caledonia, where two days of protests by the native population of this Pacific archipelago have already caused four deaths.

The last of them was a gendarme who was shot in the head and did not survive his wounds, a symbol of the extreme violence experienced in the archipelago with clashes between groups of heavily armed young people and law enforcement forces, which numbered around a hundred. of wounded.

IMAGES OF THE TAKEOFF OF THE A330 STRATEGIC TRANSPORT PLANE OF THE FRENCH AIR FORCES, DEPARTING FROM AIR BASE 125 IN ISTRES AND DESTINED TO NEW CALEDONIA, TRANSPORTING INTERNAL SECURITY FORCES (GENDARMES AND POLICE).

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Macron declares state of emergency to stop riots in New Caledonia

Macron declares state of emergency to stop riots in New Caledonia

France sends a plane with gendarmes and police to New Caledonia

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