Behind the scenes of the “battle of attrition” in New Caledonia | EUROtoday

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OYou nearly wish to push the partitions of the small room that serves as a disaster unit as a result of it feels so tight. At the High Commission of New Caledonia, the native prefecture, the administration of a fireplace is going down in actual time. At 9 a.m., round fifteen journalists take inventory of the every day rebellion in progress: gendarmes, troopers, police, firefighters, civil safety, customs, and so on. underneath the attention of the “bullfighter” Louis le Franc.

The faces are surrounded. The speeches, decided. After fifteen days of riots linked to a reform of the electoral physique opposed by the Kanak separatists, the State is lastly respiration. Several key districts of Nouméa have been “liberated”: Magenta, Kaméré and the Ducos business zone. In Kaméré, round thirty folks needed to be urgently evacuated…

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