Solomon Islands protests: Australia deploys armed forces and police as anti-China riots continue | Globalism
Australian troops and armed police have been sent to the Solomon Islands after hundreds of people rioted for a second day in protest of China’s growing influence in the Pacific state.
The protests erupted due to deepening concern over the pro-Beijing stance by Manasseh Sogavari, Solomon Islands Prime Minister, who The decision to stop diplomatic recognition of Taiwan Since then it has led to an increased Chinese presence in the Solomon Islands.
Sugavari, 66, asked Australia to send troops and police to help quell the attacks after protesters returned to the capital’s streets on Thursday in defiance of a curfew and targeted more buildings in Chinatown.
Australian armed police arrived in Honiara, 1,770 miles northeast of Sydney, Thursday night local time. at most