30 years ago, New Caledonia hostage crisis shocked France
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On November 4, New Caledonians will vote on whether or not to remain part of France. It's the culmination of three decades of dialogue and negotiations. But what would ultimately prove a peaceful process drew its roots in violence and the infamous Ouvéa hostage crisis. In 1988, Kanak pro-independence militants attacked a police station on Ouvéa Island, took hostages and barricaded themselves in a nearby grotto. Our colleagues from France 3 look back at the crisis, with FRANCE 24's Peter O'Brien.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.