Authorities in the Caribbean, Martinique, where looting against coronavirus measures protested, announced a night curfew. It should apply until calm is restored, the AFP agency said today. Martinique is an overseas territory of France.
People protesting against the coronavirus restrictions looted shops and set fire to barricades at night.
France Info has posted videos from social media on its website You can see people running from the mall with their arms full of things or set fire to barricades on the roads. The most tense situation is in the metropolis of Fort-de-France.
The curfew according to France Info is valid from 19:00 to 05:00 local time. It is not allowed to leave the homes after 7 pm, except for work or health reasons. The police force promises to make it easier for the demonstrators to manage and to remove various barricades and barricades, which should help calm the situation and end the violence. According to the station, the sending of possible reinforcements by the gendarmes has not yet been confirmed.
The authorities in Martinique follow the example of the island of Guadeloupe, where local authorities have declared a curfew since the outbreak of violence. Initially, this measure had no general result, which was changed by the arrival of 200 gendarmes sent as reinforcements. However, the night violence on Guadeloupe continues, the station added.
Protests against pandemic restrictions, including mandatory vaccinations for health workers, broke out last week in Martinique and nearby Guadeloupe, another French island in the Caribbean. and some other professions. People on both islands fired at police officers; Authorities registered nine injured police officers in Martinique on Tuesday, and two in Guadeloupe. There is a general strike on both islands.
The Caribbean has been hit by a new wave of coronavirus infection in recent weeks, leading to closures, cancellations and congestion. This is happening at a time when the tourism sector has begun to show signs of recovery.
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