a police officer injured by gunfire, journalists also targeted


A policeman was injured in the arm Friday by shots from a roadblock erected in Fort-de-France, while another received an impact that lodged in his bulletproof vest.

The injured policeman, a member of the judicial police, was shot in the arm. The other official, a woman member of an intervention company, was also targeted, but the bullet nestled in her bulletproof vest, specifying that the Raid was to intervene to dismantle the dam.

Four French journalists were also targeted by gunshots by individuals on motorcycles at night in a district of the city, while they were covering nightly urban violence on the island.

Journalists were shot three times in a deserted street due to the strict curfew decreed Thursday evening. Men on two motorcycles shot at journalists who were filming and taking photos from a distance of a burning roadblock.

These shots are “totally unacceptable”, said government spokesman Gabriel Attal on Friday.

“I want to pay tribute to them. We cannot accept in France (…) that journalists are targeted when they do their job and that they find themselves wiping live ammunition. This is totally unacceptable (…) Obviously absolute firmness in the face of these situations ”, commented Mr. Attal on BFMTV and RMC.


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