Here’s the situation as of May 21.

– The situation is calmer. Some areas of Nouméa are still difficult to access.

– There are still fires and looting in some areas. Roadblocks are still in place. White flags indicate that there is no desire to attack individuals.

– The government is giving priority to health and food emergencies. There is no risk of food shortages.

– The defense council held at the Élysée Palace with the President of the Republic did not decide to extend the state of emergency.

– Public buildings will be protected by the military.

– At a press conference, the Loyalists and the Rassemblement called on the State to restore “republican order” within “48 hours”.