Rioters torched buildings in the Chinatown district in Honiara on Thursday. Photo: ZFM Radio/AFP
Rioters torched buildings in the Chinatown district in Honiara on Thursday. Photo: ZFM Radio/AFP

Australia sends peacekeeping force to Solomon Islands as rioters target Honiara’s Chinatown

  • Protesters who had demanded PM Sogavare’s resignation defied a lockdown and swarmed the Chinatown area, looting and burning businesses
  • Australian PM Scott Morrison said the force will focus on restoring calm in a mission expected to last ‘a matter of weeks’

Topic |   Pacific nations
Rioters torched buildings in the Chinatown district in Honiara on Thursday. Photo: ZFM Radio/AFP
Rioters torched buildings in the Chinatown district in Honiara on Thursday. Photo: ZFM Radio/AFP
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