Government impose 36 hours of lockdown in the Solomon Islands

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: November 25, 2021 06:46 PM2021-11-25T18:46:29+5:302021-11-25T18:46:29+5:30

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In the Solomon Islands, in the Pacific Ocean, protesters set fire to a parliament building and a police station. The protesters were demanding the removal of the Prime Minister. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.

Protesters looted several shops. Therefore, there is an atmosphere of tension in the country. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogaware, while addressing the nation late on Wednesday, announced a lockdown in the capital.

People from the island of Malta, the most populous country in the country with a group of islands, came to the capital and expressed their anger by raising a number of local issues. They expressed displeasure over the backwardness of the people in the area. Recently, the country has moved closer to China.

The Solomon Islands severed ties with Taiwan in 2019. It also established formal relations with China. There has been a lot of controversy since then. Prime Minister Sogaware said that our country has witnessed another tragic and unfortunate event.

"The worst days in history are over," said Prime Minister Sogavare. But today's events show that we still have a long way to go. He said the lockdown in the country would continue till 7 am on Friday

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has closed schools around Honiara. It also appeals to people to stay indoors. We are working to ensure that roads, schools and businesses in our area reopen immediately after the lockdown.