Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Coup For Four

Bloodless coups are so rare, this one warranted mention... and the un-credited photo is pretty cool too.

A state of emergency is to be declared on the South Pacific island state of Fiji, as the military tightens its grip a day after a bloodless coup. The deposed prime minister has flown back to his home on an outlying island at the request of the military.

The military has dissolved parliament, occupied government buildings and imposed checkpoints across the capital. The coup, the fourth in two decades in the Fijian archipelago, was condemned by the international community.


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