Please stay at Home

Members of the Honiara public are asked to stay at home as the situation in Honiara remains tense.

Police are working tirelessly to bring the situation under control as crowds of people are defying the 36 hours lock-down announced by the Prime Minister last night.

A build up of protestors from this morning was played out on the streets as hundreds and possibly thousands of people, mainly youths marched from the outskirts of Honiara into the city.

As of mid-day the mob is at the mataniko bridge area as the Police defence line are stationed at the Honiara City Council.

A number of buildings were burned down last night, including at the Honiara High School, the Kukum Police Station, Fantastic Shopping, Oceanic Marine and others.

An attempt by the angry mob to burn down the Naha Police Station was met by a strong community response from the residents at Naha who also managed to put out the fire.

Police are urging those who have nothing to do to stay back in their homes until the situation is brought under control.

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