Worst riot in Suva

Riot squad in troubled Suva was the headline in The Fiji Times on December 11, 1959. Picture: FILE

MORE violence, more arrests, more smoke-bombs and more damage in central Suva marked the fourth fay of the oil workers’ strike and the second day of acute tension in the capital in December 1959. The Fiji Times front page reported the event as the “worst in Suva’s 77 year history as the capital of Fiji.” […]

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