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The authorities will request the “heaviest sanctions against rioters and looters”

At the tip of the protection council chaired by Emmanuel Macron, Thursday morning, Gabriel Attal reaffirmed the sending of 1,000 extra members of the police to New Caledonia, bringing their whole quantity to 2,700. The state of affairs within the archipelago “remains very tense, with looting, riots, fires, attacks which are obviously unbearable and unspeakable”added the Prime Minister.

Mr. Attal additionally declared that the Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Mortetti, ought to publish, in just a few hours, a legal round with a view to “guarantee the heaviest sanctions against rioters and looters”.

Concerning financial reparations, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, “will bring together the economic world of New Caledonia to provide them with the necessary support and build all the solutions with them”added the pinnacle of presidency.

He may also invite, with the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, “in the next few hours”the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, the President of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, in addition to the parliamentary liaison committees on New Caledonia for a ” exchange “ on the disaster.