Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Photo Essay: New PM Resigns – The People Rejoice

Photo Essay: New Solomon's PM Resigns – The People Rejoice


Photo Essay By Jason Dorday
On Assignment in the Solomon Islands for Scoop.co.nz

See also Yasmine Ryan's Report… Solomon Islands: The Tables are Turned


Solomon's island police officer reads the morning paper outside Parliament just minutes before the prime minister stood down.


Click for big version

Police snipers take up positions around the Parliament roof. A heavy military presence was in force around Parliament including aust/nz army with light machine guns/assault rifles/sniper rifles/ covering roads. Huey helicopters were also on orbits around Parliament with snipers on board. Streets leading up to Parliament were cordoned with machine gun positions.


Solomon's Prime Minister Snyder Rini resigns from his post of Prime Minister in Solomon Islands Parliament.


Click for big version

A NZ army machine gunner on foot patrol around the Parliament perimeter.




Click for big version

After the resignation large crowds formed in the streets rejoicing the decision.


Click for big version

A large crowd then made its way to the oppositions party's HQ. There they met opposition MPs along with a large media contingent. The crowd at the scene was approximately 1500 strong. The shots that follow are from this location.


Click for big version

Man stands listening to the opposition MPs talk to the crowd.


Click for big version

Large crowd listens to oppositions MPs talk.


Large crowd listens to oppositions MPs talk.


Click for big version

The hands of the people celebrate in unison after Snyder Rini`s resignation. The day has seen an emotional turn-around with thousands taking to the streets in celebration.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Resignation Of Metiria Turei: Were Journalists 'just Doing Their Job'?

In our research we examined the role of journalism in animating the Turei controversy and the different perceptions of professional journalists and online commentators sympathetic to Turei’s left politics. ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Extradition Of Julian Assange

It isn’t necessary to like Julian Assange to think that his extradition to the US (on the charge of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning) would be a major injustice... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Islamic State Meets The Searchers

The histories of the European children forcibly recruited into Native American tribal life during the 19th century do remind us of just how difficult the social re-integration of the children of ISIS is likely to be. More>>

Joseph Cederwall: CJR Analysis Of Post-Christchurch Media Coverage

After the Christchurch massacre, Columbia Journalism Review analysed news sources to see how outlets complied with guidelines from groups that seek to limit the amplification of terrorist acts through media. More>>

News Deserts: The Death March Of Local Journalism

Joseph Cederwall: The corporate media sector seems unable to do anything to halt the raging dumpster fire of consolidation, layoffs and centralisation of content production. All this means we are increasingly seeing ‘news deserts’ appearing in local communities. Illustration by Paul Sahre. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog