Australia peacekeepers secure Solomon Islands’ airport and port after days of violent protests

Australian peacekeepers deployed on Friday to secure the airport and port of the riot-torn Solomon Islands capital Honiara as young men rummaged for goods in smouldering buildings across the Chinatown district.In the morning hours, smoke wafted through the streets from fire-gutted buildings, a scene of devastation after anti-government protesters swarmed the capital for two days, some torching and looting.The vanguard of Australia’s snap peacekeeping deployment arrived overnight in the Pacific…


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