Three dead in New Caledonia as riots rage after Paris approves voting change

Three dead in New Caledonia as riots rage after Paris approves voting change
# 15 May 2024 11:35 (UTC +04:00)

Three people have been killed in unrest in New Caledonia, an official said, as rioting continued and stores and schools remained shut on Wednesday after France's National Assembly approved changes to voting rules in the Pacific island, APA reports citing Reuters.

The three dead were young indigenous Kanak, said a spokesman for New Caledonia's president Louis Mapou. He said the information was provided by police.

Rioting broke out this week before lawmakers in Paris voted on a bill to allow French residents who have lived in New Caledonia for 10 years to vote in provincial elections - a move some local leaders fear will dilute the Kanak vote.

1 2 3 4 5 İDMAN XƏBƏR
#
#

THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED