November 24, 2021
Protesters have set fire to the Solomon Islands’ parliament building compound as the island nation slugs it out over relations with China.
Officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a hundreds-strong crowd that encircled the country’s legislature on Wednesday, according to media reports. Police reinforcements in riot gear eventually managed to push the protesters out of the parliament grounds, but not before they set a hut, where lawmakers go for lunch breaks, ablaze. The unrest took place while the MPs were in session.