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LCalm appeared to partially return to New Caledonia on Thursday morning. The state of emergency requested by Emmanuel Macron got here into power at 5 a.m. (8 p.m. Wednesday, Paris time). In this context, Gabriel Attal introduced the deployment of the military to guard Nouméa airport and the ban on TikTookay, which might be utilized by the rioters. Gérald Darmanin positioned 5 radical separatists underneath home arrest. After three nights of riots which left 4 lifeless, together with a gendarme, Emmanuel Macron proposed to elected officers a gathering by videoconference this Thursday to attempt to resolve a disaster induced specifically by a contested constitutional reform.

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Army deployment

“Soldiers from the armed forces are deployed to secure the ports and airport of New Caledonia,” introduced Gabriel Attal. The excessive commissioner on this territory, Louis Le Franc, had requested the reinforcement of the military to guard the Nouméa airport, very important for the provision of New Caledonia.

READ ALSO New Caledonia: state of emergency declared, military despatched as reinforcementsTo include the riots, massive numbers of police and gendarmes, together with components of their two elite teams, the GIGN and the RAID, have been mobilized. Other reinforcements have been being transported to the archipelago, based on Gérald Darmanin. According to the ministry, 1,800 law enforcement officials and gendarmes have been deployed there on Wednesday and 500 extra will arrive there within the coming hours.

70 arrests in 24 hours

Around 70 new arrests befell over the past 24 hours, based on the High Commission of the Republic Louis Le Franc, for a complete of 200 since Monday. According to Sonia Backès, former Secretary of State and fundamental determine within the non-independence camp, the third night time of riots was much less virulent than the earlier ones. “A much calmer night almost everywhere,” she wrote on her Facebook web page, “because of the distinctive mobilization of Caledonians who defend their neighborhood […] and the a lot higher presence of the police” in particular. The customary Senate building was, however, set on fire during the night from Wednesday to Thursday, without the extent of the damage being known at this time.

Macron offers a videoconference to elected officials

“The Head of State will chair a defense and national security council on the situation in New Caledonia on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. At the end, he proposed to Caledonian elected officials an exchange by videoconference,” declared the presidency .

This is the second defense council in as many days convened by Emmanuel Macron, who had to abandon two trips to Normandy devoted to his energy policy on Wednesday and Thursday to manage the crisis in the Pacific territory linked to the adoption of a constitutional reform. The head of state warned that a Congress would be convened “before the end of June” to ratify it, unless independentists and loyalists found a global agreement.

TikTok blocked

As part of the state of emergency, Gabriel Attal announced the ban on the social network TikTok to limit contacts between rioters, in particular, at the request of Louis Le Franc. This ban “is in force” and “operates operationally” on mobile phones in the archipelago, Matignon said Wednesday evening. “It is the post and telecommunications office of New Caledonia (public establishment of the government of New Caledonia) which has intervened since yesterday to block access to the TikTok application,” we added.

READ ALSO New Caledonia: constitutional reform adopted by deputies, Macron inflexibleOn the emergency state.

Five radical separatists under house arrest

Gérald Darmanin placed five radical separatists under house arrest. “I have just signed the first five house arrest orders for radical and violent leaders,” said the Minister of the Interior on X. “On my instructions, administrative searches will be carried out by the police immediately “, he added. These are 5 folks belonging to the Field Action Coordination Cell (CCAT), essentially the most radical fringe of the Socialist Kanak Liberation Front (FLNKS), a supply near the matter mentioned.