Tag: French Republic

France Says Several Police Injured During Unrest in Martinique and Guadeloupe

BASSE-TERRE — French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said today that several members of the police force had been injured as a result of civil unrest during protests against COVID-19 protocols on France’s Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. “In Guadeloupe and Martinique, our security forces as well as journalists have been the target of attacks […]

France’s Martinique Territory Imposes Curfew After Looting, Lawlessness

FORT-DE-FRANCE — Authorities on the Caribbean island of Martinique ordered a curfew on Thursday after protesters looted shops and set up burning barricades as demonstrations against COVID-19 protocols spread across France’s overseas’ territories. Martinique and neighboring Guadeloupe have been hit by violent unrest over the last week after the government imposed tougher measures to curb […]

Gunshots Fired At Police In France’s Martinique, Guadeloupe Still Tense

FORT-DE-FRANCE — Gunshots were fired overnight at police in Martinique for the second night running, French media reported today, in a sign that unrest triggered by COVID-19 restrictions that has also rocked the nearby island of Guadeloupe. BFM TV, quoting police forces, reported that shootings lasted for several hours and noted the situation was still […]

90 People Arrested In Guadeloupe Over Clashes With Police Over COVID Rules

BASSE-TERRE — Protesters in French overseas territories in the Caribbean opposing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 clashed again with security forces on Tuesday as the Paris government vowed to restore order. French authorities have extended the curfew imposed on the island of Guadeloupe until Sunday. Hardline opponents of measures that include compulsory vaccination […]

COVID-19 Unrest Has Created ‘Explosive’ Situation In Guadeloupe, Says Macron

POINTE-A-PITRE — French President Emmanuel Macron said violence in Guadeloupe over COVID-19 restrictions had created a “very explosive” situation, as a general strike entered a second week on Monday and many stores remained shuttered after nighttime looting. Hours before Macron’s prime minister and lawmakers from the Caribbean archipelago were to hold crisis talks in Paris, […]

Guadeloupe Put On Strict Curfew By French Over COVID-19 Protocols Unrest

LE GOSIER — Residents in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, an overseas territory of France, expressed dismay today after protests against COVID-19 restrictions erupted into rioting and looting for the third day in a row, prompting French authorities to send in police special forces. Road blockades by protesters made traveling across the island nearly impossible […]