A group calling itself the Fiji Freedom Fighters briefly occupied the Fijian High Commission in Wellington in May 1987 after the coup in Fiji. Many Fiji Indians left Fiji after the coup, when the rate of emigration soared. New Zealand was one of four countries (Australia, Canada and the United States were the others) to which 96% of those leaving went.
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