On 17 May 2024, French authorities deployed an additional 1,000 police officers and gendarmes to Nouméa, the capital of New Caledonia, raising the total number of security personnel stationed in the territory to 2,700. Security personnel have been tasked with removing barricades, supplying essential items — such as food and medicine — to the general population, and restoring order in the neighborhoods affected by the ongoing unrest over the proposed new voting law. Approximately 60 security personnel were reported injured during the clashes with protesters on 16 May. Authorities arrested 214 individuals. Since the outbreak of the unrest, at least five people have been killed, including two French gendarmes. A state of emergency, along with a nightly curfew, remains in place in the French territory.