Activists of the UGTG union block a roundabout in Abymes, Guadeloupe, November 17, 2021 Carla BERNHARDT
An inter-ministerial crisis cell will be chaired on Saturday at 6pm by Interior Ministers Gerald Darmanin and Overseas Sébastien Lecornu over violence in Guadeloupe related to mobilization against the health pass, the two ministries have learned.
“The two ministers, Darmanin and Lecornu, will chair this meeting to see what new measures can be taken following the public order unrest in recent days,” Lecornu’s entourage told AFP.
“The ministers condemn the violence that took place last night and give their full support to the police. 29 individuals were arrested last night,” said Beauvau for his part.
The prefect of Guadeloupe announced on Friday the establishment of an immediate curfew between 6:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. local time, “given the ongoing social movements in the department and acts of vandalism”.
The government announced to send “in the coming days” 200 police and gendarmes to strengthen the police force, while violence and blockades are increasing.