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Police shoot man dead in New Caledonia after protesters attack: prosecutor

Policeman in New Caledonia kills man after attack by protesters: prosecutor
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A policeman in riot-hit New Caledonia on Friday killed a man after being attacked by demonstrators in the aftermath of President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the French Pacific territory, prosecutors said.

A police officer and his colleague were “physically attacked by a group of around fifteen individuals” in Dumbea just outside the capital Noumea, forcing him to draw his weapon, said prosecutor Yves Dupas. The total death toll from over a week of riots now stands at seven.

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