[Marxism] (Australian) Troops begin arriving in riot-torn Tonga

Alan Bradley alanb1000 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 18 00:10:40 MST 2006

>From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
Last Update: Saturday, November 18, 2006. 4:05pm
Troops begin arriving in riot-torn Tonga

More than 150 Australian and New Zealand troops have
begun arriving in Tonga to help restore order after
pro-democracy riots left eight dead and caused massive

The first contingent to arrive was made up of New
Zealand peacekeeping troops and police, while an
Australian deployment dispatched from Townsville is
due later this afternoon.

The 110 troops and about 44 police have been deployed
to help keep the peace and secure Tonga's airport,
which has been closed since violence erupted in the
tiny Pacific nation on Thursday. 

"After receiving a request from the government of
Tonga on Friday evening, Australia, in conjunction
with New Zealand, has deployed military and police
personnel to help restore stability," an Australian
Defence Force (ADF) spokesman said. 

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