Wednesday, January 19

West Indies: a gendarme shot in Saint-Martin, extended curfew in Guadeloupe and Martinique

A gendarme was injured Thursday in Saint-Martin, a small island which depends on Guadeloupe, during clashes between the gendarmerie and a group of people during the evacuation of a car wreck on the road.

At the entrance to Nettle Bay, “we suffered three bursts of fire in our direction,” said the gendarmerie. A member of the security forces received a bullet, which crossed his left leg and lodged in the right. His days are not in danger. According to the first established findings, these would be large caliber handguns ”.

Faced with the wave of violence which is struggling to fade, the prefect of Guadeloupe has decided “to extend the curfew” between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. “until December 7, at 5 a.m.”, in 21 municipalities, including Pointe-à -Pitre. His Martinican counterpart also announced the extension of the curfew but until December 4 at 5 a.m.

Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin are experiencing a strong social movement, born from the refusal of the vaccination obligation for caregivers and firefighters and which has extended to political and social demands, in particular against the high cost of living, causing violence and looting. and fires.

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