Overseas: After Guadeloupe, the violence spread to Martinique


After Guadeloupe, Martinique is at the heart of violent disputes related to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions.

Police forces and firefighters were repeatedly targeted by gunfire during the night of Monday to Tuesday, November 23 in Fort-de-France without causing injuries,

The police as well as firefighters were targeted by gunfire and projectile throws while they intervened on trash fires on the public highway in the district of Sainte-Thérèse in Fort-de-France, according to police sources.

“We intervened on trash fires in Sainte-Thérèse around 23:30 pm in support of the firefighters. We received projectiles. Other trash and vehicle fires were ignited at around 01:45 a.m., it was at this time that the patrols came under 9 mm gunfire on several occasions. Impacts were noted on the vehicles, ”said Commander Joël Larcher, communications manager for the departmental public security directorate of Fort-de-France.

In Guadeloupe, the gendarmes also came under live ammunition, reported yesterday morning the Overseas Ministers Sébastien Lecornu and the Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. The restoration of public order in Guadeloupe is the "prerequisite for any discussion", warned Gérald Darmanin.

Like Guadeloupe, the road network in Martinique is severely disrupted. _AF


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