Australia sends forces to Solomon Islands where protesters set fire to Parliament and Chinatown

Australian forces are being deployed to the nearby Solomon Islands as protests stretched into a second day, even after a 36-hour lockdown was imposed, and frustration boils over in the capital of Honiara over a host of domestic grievances.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised to send roughly 120 soldiers and police officers for “a matter of weeks” to help quell the unrest that resulted in fires being set at Parliament and buildings in Chinatown, according to the Washington Post.

“Our purpose here is to provide stability and security to enable the normal
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