China and the Solomon Islands sign a cooperation agreement between the People's Police and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force during Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's official visit to Beijing in an effort to strengthen their "comprehensive strategic partnership".
Rioters demanding the resignation of Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare set fire to buildings in Honiara's Chinatown neighborhood. Protesters have been defying a 36-hour lockdown imposed following unrest yesterday.
Australia announces that it will deploy federal police and Australian Defence Force personnel to Honiara to aid with riot control and to secure infrastructure sites following a formal request for help from Prime Minister Sogavare.
Protesters take to the streets in Honiara, Solomon Islands, calling for the resignation of incumbent prime minister Manasseh Sogavare. A building within the Parliament complex is set on fire as protesters engage in looting and arson while law enforcement personnel fire tear gas into crowds.
The two major political coalitions name their candidates for Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands following the general election: Steve Abana, the leader of the Democratic Party, and Danny Philip, the former Foreign Minister.