Looting of some foreign owned shops in Buka

On the 20th  April 2018, A number of shops operated by Asians in Buka were looted by locals when it was learnt the Bougainville flag logo appeared on a piece of clothing used to clean the floor. This was also in response to the logo appearing on pants and bra materials sold in the the shops. Truckloads of looters were also coming in from the mainland Bougainville when the Police responded to contain the situation. The value of the damages and looked items are not know however no one was injured, as Police intervened to contain the situation.

 

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