Martinique: a curfew imposed in the face of the seriousness of the tensions


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M. De Chalvron, J.-J. Buty, L. Lavieille – franceinfo

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After new incidents in Martinique, Wednesday, November 24, a curfew was established by the prefect. Negotiations between the unions and the prefect failed.

In Fort-de-France, Martinique, the dams are multiplying and the tension is mounting. Protesters block access to certain roads, to the chagrin of residents, who are sometimes assaulted. Wednesday, November 24, the situation escalated during the evening, with numerous wild fires declared on the island and the looting of many shops. When you wake up, the firefighters are still active in order to put out the night fires.

The sites affected by cold sores have now become dangerous and unstable. Firefighters are therefore faced with an additional danger. “As long as the sites are not secure, we do not intervene”, declares Captain Valérie Bazin, of the Territorial Fire and Rescue Service in Martinique. Despite the discussions that have started, it will take a long time to break down the many barriers still present on the island. The public protest against the health pass seems “complicated to stop”, adds Marc de Chalvron, special envoy to Fort-de-France, Martinique.

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