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Several buildings ablaze in Solomon Islands’ capital riots

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Several buildings ablaze in Solomon Islands’ capital riots

HONIARA, Solomon Islands  (AFP) — Several buildings were set alight in the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara Thursday as thousands of protestors swarmed the city’s Chinatown district in a second day of anti-government riots. Eyewitnesses and local media reported crowds had defied a government lockdown to take to the streets. Live images showed several buildings engulfed in flames and plumes of thick black smoke billowing high above the capital. © Agence France-Presse