2 Feb 2017

Push to end shootings in New Caledonia's St Louis area

From , 6:05 am on 2 February 2017

The French authorities in New Caledonia seem to be determined to secure the area of St Louis to the south of Noumea after more shootings last weekend.

Unidentified gunmen fired at cars and once police arrived to close the road, they were shot at as well, with two officers suffering injuries.

Walter Zweifel told Don Wiseman that the exasperation has reached a new spike.

Police officers guard the road in Mont-Dore, to the south of New Caledonia's capital, Noumea. The road is frequently closed by armed protesters.

Photo: AFP