New Caledonia police arrest pro-independence leader


Al Jazeera :
Police in New Caledonia have arrested 11 people, including pro-independence leader Christian Tein, after deadly riots last month in the French Pacific territory.
New Caledonia’s chief prosecutor named Tein, leader of the CCAT (Field Action Coordination Cell) pro-independence movement, in a statement on Wednesday. The activist and 10 other unidentified detainees have been arrested for “organised crime” offences, for which they may be held for up to 96 hours.
The detentions are part of an ongoing police investigation launched on May 17, days after unrest erupted into a wave of armed clashes, looting, fires and other violence that turned parts of the capital, Noumea, and its suburbs into no-go zones.