A frame grab from video footage shows Australian and local police officers patrol a street in Honiara on Friday. Photo: AFP
A frame grab from video footage shows Australian and local police officers patrol a street in Honiara on Friday. Photo: AFP

Solomon Islands brings in nighttime curfew in capital Honiara after third day of violence

  • Earlier 36-hour lockdown was ignored; pro-Beijing leader Sogavare resists calls for resignation; Australian police, soldiers there to help restore order
  • Unrest partly a result of frustrations with government, unemployment, worsened by pandemic; ‘most people on one meal a day’

Topic |   Pacific nations
A frame grab from video footage shows Australian and local police officers patrol a street in Honiara on Friday. Photo: AFP
A frame grab from video footage shows Australian and local police officers patrol a street in Honiara on Friday. Photo: AFP
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