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Riot police have been deployed in the Solomon Islands capital after tensions escalated following the election of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogovare.
A truck of armed riot police was deployed to Point Cruz at 1pm.
The unit has moved towards China Town where riots and looting took place in 2006.
Police aerial patrols of Honiara after concerns over public safety. Political observers say public opinion on Sogovare's election is divided.
The Police, reinforced by Corrections Service officers, continue to maintain law and order with checkpoints and mobile patrols.
Many shops remain closed and the sale of alcohol has been suspended.
Meanwhile, stone throwing police have held back an angry mob on the outskirts of China Town in Honiara.
The youths crossed a bridge from the Fijian Quarter but were held back by police and hired security guards.
Mobs formed shortly after the election of Manasseh Sogovare as Prime Minister defeated Matthew Wale in the prime ministerial election earlier today.
Trucks of arned riot police have been deployed at China Town and Kukum, the main commercial centres.
Some shops and vehicles have been damaged by stone-throwing youths.
At least one policeman has been injured. It is unclear whether the protests are politically motivated or linked more to social problems like poverty and unemployment.
SOURCE: ISLANDS BUSINESS/PACNEWS
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