New Caledonia: Revolts in Several Cities

Published November 5, 2018

Colonial building set on fire in Nouméa, Kanaky

New Caledonia: Revolts took place in several cities following the referendum narrowly won by the occupying French colonial power. Rocks were hurled at patrols, trash and cars were set ablaze, and roads were blocked.

Around midnight, a colonial building in downtown Nouméa was set on fire.

Stones were thrown at municipal police in Nouméa after the arrest of someone for burning the French flag. In the area of Montravel, eight cars were set on fire. In Rivière-Salée, trash cans were set on fire. In Païta, a backhoe was set on fire in the neighborhood of Ondémia.