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Expressive graffiti on a burnt-out store that was destroyed during the Nuku'alofa riots on Thursday 16th November 2006. Many foreign-owned buildings and businesses owned by the Tongan elite were targeted by rioters during the riots. Rioters looted businesses and started fires that destroyed 80% of the buildings in the central business district (CBD) area. The disturbance began after the government stalled on legislation setting up a more democratic election in 2008 as it closed for the year.