Protesters block New Caledonia roads as police pour in

French security forces embarking a plane to New Caledonia
France has sent a contingent of security forces following the unrest that broke out last week. -AP

A thousand police have arrived in New Caledonia from France and streets are relatively calm, the French High Commission says, but roads have been blocked and the airport remains shut, stranding tourists on the Pacific island after a week of riots.

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