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One of the 2 males shot by gendarmes at first of the week in New Caledonia died from his wounds on Friday, bringing the variety of deaths because the begin of the unrest within the archipelago to eight, the prosecutor introduced. Republic of Nouméa in a press launch. The curfew was prolonged for every week on Saturday, on the eve of European elections below excessive safety.

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This is the eighth dying because the begin of the unrest in New Caledonia. One of the 2 males shot by gendarmes on Monday died of his accidents on Friday June 7, the Nouméa public prosecutor introduced in a press launch on Saturday.

The occasions passed off within the Col de la Pirogue space, in Païta, a nerve heart on the highway main from Nouméa to the worldwide airport, lengthy blocked by the separatists.

According to the gendarmes' model relayed by prosecutor Yves Dupas, they’d used their weapon after their rental automotive, which had a bullet gap, had been hit by a pick-up.

The deceased is a 26-year-old man, dwelling at Col de la Pirogue and injured within the head by a ballistic projectile, in keeping with the prosecutor.

“I have a special thought for this young person from Païta who has just left us and whose parents I know, who come from the great chiefdom of Païta,” declared the president of the federal government of New Caledonia, Louis Mapou, Saturday throughout a speech.

“Metal projectile” within the cranium

According to the primary medico-legal findings, “the presence in the skull of a metal projectile” induced a number of fractures in addition to important mind harm, underlined the prosecutor.

An post-mortem was ordered by the prosecution and investigations are persevering with, in keeping with the press launch.

On Monday, the prosecutor stated he had opened an investigation, entrusted to the Nouméa Research Section, for “attempted murder of a person holding public authority”.

The Field Action Coordination Unit (CCAT) of Païta, pro-independence, gave one other model of the details. According to this, which accuses “the militias”, these are motorists who took benefit of the clearing of the highway by the police to go “at high speed by opening fire with live bullets on our young people positioned at the side of the road.

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Since the start of the crisis on May 13 in New Caledonia, born from the challenge by the separatists to a proposed constitutional reform of the electoral body, eight people have lost their lives, including two gendarmes.

Extended curfew

A sign that law enforcement operations will continue on the Caillou, the High Commission of the Republic announced on Saturday that the curfew imposed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. was extended until Monday June 17, or for a week.

The measures prohibiting gatherings, the sale and transport of weapons and the marketing of alcohol are renewed until the same date.

According to a press release from the high commission, “212 cops and gendarmes have been injured” and “1,044 arrests have taken place” since the start of the unrest.

“Securing and clearing operations continue” according to the same source, with some “1,500 carcasses” cleared. The requisitions of service stations in Nouméa, Dumbéa and the North have been lifted.

In this still tense context, the South Pacific archipelago will be one of the first French territories to vote for the European elections, starting at 7 a.m. Sunday (10 p.m. Saturday in Paris).

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High Commissioner Louis Le Franc announced “new reinforcements of mobile gendarmes to secure the vote”, while around 3,500 internal security personnel are already deployed on the big island.

The territory's 296 polling stations were grouped into 50 locations to simplify the delivery of electoral materials and ballot boxes, but also because several schools and municipal buildings were looted or burned.

The schedules have been arranged to accommodate the 222,831 voters in the archipelago, taking into account the curfew.

“We had to group the polling stations in strategic locations for two reasons: the first is security, the second is the logistical challenge,” explained Alan Boufenèche, director of life, at a press conference on Saturday. citizen, educational and sporting of the city of Nouméa.

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With AFP