Several police officers were again the target of live ammunition and lead fire during the night from Friday to Saturday in Martinique and Guadeloupe, without being injured, we learned from a police source.

A Raid police officer received a lead in his bulletproof vest at a roundabout in Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe.

Another policeman was also hit by a lead near looters, without injuring him.

In the commune of Abymes, police officers were targeted by live ammunition but were not hit, as well as police officers who were driving.

Shots and projectiles

In Fort-de-France in Martinique, police officers were also targeted by "shots" as they intervened in a service station where looters were trying to steal gas cylinders, according to this source.

A police vehicle was hit by gunfire, but none of its occupants were injured.

The day before, during the night of Thursday to Friday, ten police officers had been slightly injured, five of them by bullets and five others by projectiles.

A police officer was wounded in the arm by gunfire from a roadblock erected in Fort-de-France, while another received an impact that lodged in his bulletproof vest.

Three RAID police officers were targeted by shots fired during an intervention on a roadblock.

Five others were injured by projectiles.

On the same night from Thursday to Friday, four journalists, including an AFP photographer, had also suffered three shots from men riding motorcycles in a deserted street of Fort-de-France, while they were filming and taking photos from a distance of a burning dam.

Jobs for young people

Guadeloupe and Martinique are experiencing a major protest movement, born from the refusal of the vaccination obligation for caregivers and firefighters, which degenerated into a social crisis, revealing the expectations of a population where many live below the poverty line and where youth unemployment is exploding.

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