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About 100 tourists have gradually left New Caledonia after violent riots

Due to the political crisis that broke out in New Caledonia, around 100 tourists were removed yesterday because there was a risk to their safety in the submerged French archipelago in the Pacific, as announced today by the representative of the French state. Australia and New Zealand yesterday started repatriation flights of their citizens who were trapped there when violent riots broke out last week, resulting in the deaths of six people, including two gendarmes. “Around a hundred tourists have now returned to their home countries thanks to chartered aircraft flights organized by their (country) authorities,” the High Commissioner of the Republic, Louis Lefran, said today. Such flights will continue until La Tontouta International Airport, which will remain closed until Saturday, reopens, he clarified. The night of Tuesday to Wednesday “was calmer than the previous one”, although “two fires” broke out in Noumea, the High Commissioner added. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected on Thursday in New Caledonia, where he has announced he will be deployed […]
Source: News Beast

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