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Three dead and hundreds injured in second night of riots in New Caledonia, France

Three people were killed and several “hundreds” of others were injured Tuesday night into a second night of unrest in New Caledonia as French lawmakers voted on a constitutional reform that angered the French overseas possession's independence campaigners in Pacific Ocean. French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the violence and called for calm. The three dead are young indigenous Kanaks, according to a spokesman for the president of New Caledonia, Louis Mapou, who clarified that the information came from the police. French officials said a man was found dead by a bullet in an industrial area, with French state High Commissioner Louis Le Fran saying the shooting did not come from police but “by someone who was probably defending himself”. Despite a curfew imposed in Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia, from 18:00 on Tuesday (local time, 10:00 Greek time), the violent incidents that started the […]
Source: News Beast

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