French deputy: Macron is trying to suppress “colonized population” of New Caledonia

French President Emmanuel Macron wants to suppress the “colonized population” in New Caledonia, a special education of France in the Indo-Pacific region. With this point of view, French deputy Thomas Portes, member of the opposition party La France Insoumise (“Unconquered France”) made this point of view.


In particular, Portes reacted to Macron’s speech in New Caledonia, during which he “called for calm without a revision of the results of referenda about independence.”

Portes called the “declaration of war to the Canak people” the first words of Macron on the island about “calm without a path back.”

“Here Macron confirms that France acts in the worst colonial traditions. The monarch wants to suppress the colonized people,” he wrote.

Portes noted that Macron does not understand the situation in New Caledonia and acts as a “arsonist, while calm and respect are required.”

Earlier, the French president arrived in the new Caledonia, which became an arena of riots using violence.

The process that led to new Caledonia to the emergency

In New Caledonia, independence supporters opposing the initiative of the French government on the reform of the Constitution, being convinced that this will reduce their influence in the elections, moved to the actions of May 13.

In turn, the French government sent police and gendarmerie to the region against the backdrop of an escalation of violence in different parts of the island, in particular in the capital of Numaa.

On May 15, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced the prohibition of the Tiktok social network, which, according to the government, is the coordination center of protests. A state of emergency was announced on the island.

Kanaki, local residents of New Caledonia, amount to about 40 percent of the 300,000th population of the island.

The French government wants to provide the opportunity for more than 25 thousand Frenchmen on the island to vote in the elections using the project of amendments to the Constitution.

Independence referendums were held on the island three times – in 2018, 2020 and 2021, but independence supporters could not gain 50 percent.

New Caledonia with the capital in the city of Numaa – a group of islands with an area of ​​almost 19 thousand square kilometers in the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean.

In New Caledonia, important minerals are mined – chrome, cobalt, molybdenum, copper, gold, as well as nickel. At the same time, it was the export of Nickel ore that became one of the main sources of income of the islands. New Caledonia has approximately 10% of the world’s reserves of this metal – the second largest on Earth.