In Le Gosier, the streets are filled with burned cars and debris, and the remains of barricades block the main road that crosses the city.
The Guadeloupe authorities have extended the archipelago’s curfew, introduced in response to protests against sanitary restrictions and the obligation to vaccinate medical workers, until November 28th. Protests in this matter are also ongoing in Martinique, where officers were shot at once again.
The Guadeloupe authorities, which, like Martinique, is a French overseas department, expect a curfew to restore public order.
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The head of the French Ministry of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, noted that the restoration of public order was “a prerequisite for any discussion” with the trade unions organizing the protests.
Protests against mandatory COVID-19 immunization for medical staff and firefighters erupted in mid-November following a call from trade unions and civic organizations to also raise wages and lower fuel and gas prices. “The bosses call it an uprising” – comments one of the internet users.
“The city is like a dead one”
In Le Gosier, the streets are filled with burned cars and debris, and the remains of barricades block the main road that crosses the city. In the center, most shops are closed. “The city is dead since mobilization began,” Nadege Tomelly, 38, who runs a local grocery store, told AFP.
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In Martinique, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, police officers and firefighters were shot at once again. The police report that no one was hurt.
The services have detained around 90 people in the French overseas territories since the outbreak of the protests, informed the French Ministry of the Interior.
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