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With the Republic embroiled in mass riots speaking out against the new charges of corruption and the already cataclysmic loss of employment, the Chancellor has issued a Republic-wide state of emergency following what has now been called the ‘Vohai massacre’, which left 57 dead and 12 critically injured in the Capital City of Vohai in the Outer Rim. This morning, the Chancellor’s speech on the matter detailed as follows:

“While the events on the planet of Vohai are still unclear, I offer my undying sympathy for the victims of this tragedy and their families. The Government has been working tirelessly to find out information on the matter, and RSF forces have been dispatched with the full investigative rights. At this time, it is unclear whether or not the order for the execution of the rioting citizens came from the Jedi that were stationed there, but after video evidence was obtained and interviews were conducted, there is an undeniable connection of the Jedi’s complicity in the massacre.

Governor X’kados is a good man that I have known and worked with for many years, and it would be treasonous to consider him having any hand in the events that transpired on the planet. Our Governors work tirelessly to provide Republic peacekeeping that the Galaxy deserves.

All members subjected to the events, including the Jedi Order’s members and the Republic Garrison will be made to stand trial at an inquiry and full investigation of the events, which will take place on Coruscant when a date is specified by the Grand Jury, which I will personally preside over. I place my full trust in the Republic’s judicial system, and the perpetrators of this massacre, Jedi or not, will be uncovered and brought to justice.”

Despite the Chancellor’s promises of an inquiry and investigation, the tempers of Vohai have reached boiling point and now, burst. A radical political party known as the ‘People’s Will’ have been identified as the culprits for a number of terrorist acts and bombings against Republic infrastructure, garrisons and buildings across not only the Capital City of Vohai, but over several major cities. Over just the past two days, an estimated 28 Republic Garrison soldiers have been subject to assassination by stabbing or sniper, another 30 killed in explosive blasts. 10 Civilians have been killed in these explosions, which has led the Republic to labelling the ‘People’s Will’ as a terrorist origination. This sudden surge in violence is due to the death of their now martyred leader, Mother Mu’la, as well as the chaos of the Vohai Massacre.

With a growing anti-Republic and anti-Jedi sentiment on the planet, the Republic have deployed the 21st Airborne company and 301st Infantry Corps to act as military police to supply reinforcement for the quickly dwindling Republic Garrison.