Buildings Burn in Honiara as Protesters Call for Prime Minister's Resignation

Buildings in Honiara near the Solomon Islands’ national parliament were torched on November 24, as protesters calling for the resignation of prime minister Manasseh Sogavare gathered in the capital.

Officials said a leaf hut next to the main parliament building was torched by “three youth protesters, not by police tear gas”. Footage by mavspeterseda shows the structure burning.

The Solomon Islands Herald reported schools in the capital closed early on Wednesday for the “safety of their students.” It was reported a police station and other buildings had also been torched as protesters moved across the city.

Unrest and protests broke out in Honiara in April 2019 when Sogavare was reelected for a fourth term. Credit: mavspeterseda via Storyful

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