The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced Saturday in Paris the dispatch of about fifty members of the GIGN and the Raid in Guadeloupe, where violence, looting and blockades enamelled the night from Friday to Saturday, against a background of challenge to the health pass.
“The first message is that of the firmness of the State”, hammered Gérald Darmanin, while his colleague in charge of Overseas, Sébastien Lecornu, announced that a meeting would be held Monday evening around Prime Minister Jean Castex with the parliamentarians and the presidents of the assemblies of Guadeloupe, as well as with the Minister of Health Olivier Véran.
In the night from Friday to Saturday, while a curfew had been established between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m., pharmacies and telephone shops were notably targeted. According to the Interior Ministry, 29 arrests were made. “The night was very agitated” confided a police source to AFP, reporting “live ammunition on a police vehicle” in Gosier and “on mobile gendarmes” in Pointe-à-Pitre.
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In total, the police deplore, according to the same source, “the use of firearms on the police in four different sectors”. “A workforce received a stone in the face” and was slightly injured, according to the same source. Several vehicles were damaged.