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Fiji Dispatches Troops to Honiara as Solomon Islands Announces State of Public Emergency Until March

Three people were killed and several injured in massive protests in Honiara that erupted last week, demanding Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's resignation. The four-term prime minister has blamed foreign powers for the violent rioting to topple his government.
A total of 50 Fijian troops will be sent to the Solomon Islands to maintain law and order in the wake of deadly anti-government riots, Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announced on Monday.

Bainimarama said that troops, led by Major Toni Keve, will be embedded with the Australian Defence Force present on the ground to assist the Solomon Islands Police in curbing the unrest.

The prime minister said that reinforcements are being sent "out of concern for the safety and well-being of our Pacific sisters and brothers in the Solomon Islands".

The PM has also put another 120 troops on standby for deployment to help maintain security in Honiara.

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