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Solomon Islands riot sets Chinatown ablaze in capital Honiara as protests turn violent

SCMP, 25 Nov 2021
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Rioters in the Solomon Islands torched buildings in the country’s capital of Honiara, setting the city’s Chinatown ablaze on November 25, 2021. It comes a day after anti-government protests broke out to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The unrest is reportedly fuelled by discontent over the central government’s perceived neglect of the less-developed island of Malaita, and a decision to switch diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing in 2019.

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