People wave French flags during the last meeting of pro-France loyalists opposing New Caledonia’s self-determination referendum, in Nouméa in October.

People wave French national flags during the last meeting of the loyalists for the “NO” to the self-determination referendum of New Caledonia, in Noumea on October 1, 2020. – New Caledonia, a remote island territory belonging to France in the southwestern Pacific, will hold a referendum vote on independence on October 4, 2020 for the second time in two years. (Photo by Theo Rouby / AFP) (Photo by THEO ROUBY/AFP via Getty Images)