AFP / LOIC VENANCE (AFP / LOIC VENANCE) barricades a bridge in Martinique, Fort-de-France on November 26, 2021
Foreign Minister Sébastien Lecornu said on Friday that the government was “ready” to talk about the autonomy of Guadeloupe, a sector affected by the violent crisis, and announced the creation of “1,000 jobs to help young people.”
During meetings in recent days trying to resolve the crisis caused by the denial of vaccine duty before embracing social demands, “some elected officials have asked the empty question of autonomy,” Sebastien Lekorn told the Guadeloupe in a televised address.
“According to them, Guadeloupe can better manage itself. They want less equality with the hexagon, they want freedom of decision-making by local decision makers. The government is ready to talk about it, it does not. There are no bad debates until now. These debates help solve the real problems of the daily lives of Guadeloupe,” the minister said. Continued.
To support local communities or community, sports and environmental associations, in the non-profit sector, with specific support and training, Mr. Legorn announced.
In Guadeloupe, 34.5% of the population lives below the national poverty line, with a high unemployment rate (19%), especially among young people (35% by 2020, 20% of the national average).
In an effort to pacify the spirits and put an end to the violence, the government has previously indicated that it will postpone vaccination duty for caretakers and firefighters in Guadeloupe until Dec. 31, just like the controversial Martinique. Oil.
Foreign Minister Sebastien LeCorn (AFP / Thomas COEX) after the Ministerial Meeting on November 24, 2021 in Elysee, Paris
In addition, the mayor of Guadeloupe “decided to extend the curfew order from 6 pm to 5 am until Monday, November 29, 2021 at 5 am”.
On Thursday, Martinique’s prefecture issued a curfew order “from 7:00 pm to 5:00 pm until calm returns”.
The siege and picketing on these two islands began a few days ago, which quickly escalated into violence against police, fire and looting.
– Shooting in Martinique –
Law enforcement and journalists were targeted by gunfire overnight from Thursday to Friday, where violence wounded ten officers, including five bullets.
Chronology of the crisis triggered by Govt in Guadeloupe and Martinique (AFP /)
“At night, a police officer who had been working with his colleagues on the robbery was severely beaten by the robbers’ vehicle. He was seriously injured and is undergoing surgery that day,” the Castle-de-France prosecutor’s office explained.
According to Interior Minister Gerald Dorman, about ten arrests took place in Martinique during the night. “There have been about 150 arrests in Guadeloupe and Martinique since the beginning of the situation,” government spokesman Gabriel Attal said in a statement.
In addition, Pointe-à-Pitre’s lawyer, Patrick Desjardins, pointed out in a statement on Friday that the first results of an investigation into a young man’s injury near a dam on Wednesday showed that “the injury was not from any kind, but from within the framework of the order-keeping process.” The tear gas fired may have come from the impact of the bombs.
– Lifting suspensions –
Sebastien Leghorn and Health Minister Olivier Warren announced the removal of suspensions for staff accepting personal support.
Deniers, on the other hand, “will continue their suspension”, the text adds.
Maps of major cities in Guadeloupe and Martinique (AFP /)
The statement from AFP Sormain Sandrou said, “Nothing changes: we are not satisfied with the decision. Poinste-à-Pitre, deputy secretary general of UTS-UGTG’s CHU, has been involved in picketing in front of the establishment.
“I have the impression that we are not used to and do not understand each other (…) This law should exempt us from being used at home! Not just for firefighters!”
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