Violence broke out on Thursday in Guadeloupe where a gendarme was injured with live ammunition in Pointe-à-Pitre and six people arrested, we learned from the gendarmerie and the police. The vital prognosis of the gendarme is not not engaged and an investigation has been opened, according to the police source.

The public prosecutor is to hold a press conference on Friday.

A week ago, the collective of organizations mobilized against the vaccination obligation had called on the whole of the island to join a "dead island" day "and to "mobilize everywhere, in the street and in front of the companies". The call, launched for the anniversary date of the formation in 2009 of the collective Lyannaj Kont Pwofitasyon (LKP, which brings together around fifty organizations), generally little followed, ended up giving rise to several points of tension on the island and some blockages by handfuls of people at the entrance to supermarkets or in front of certain service stations, we could see throughout the day.

Demonstrations escalate

At the Basse-Terre Hospital Center, "about forty people tried to enter the administrative building", explained to AFP Christine Wilhem, director of the hospital.

It had to be exfiltrated by the security guards who ensure the protection of the surroundings of the establishment.

“We are starting to get used to protecting ourselves,” she said again.

In the center of the island, demonstrations "unauthorized" according to the prefecture degenerated during operations to maintain order in the town of Abymes, according to the same source which specifies that "the police were attacked by jets of various projectiles, stones, molotov cocktails, bolts...".

On the Canal 10 channel, the trade unionist Gaby Clavier, former secretary of the health branch of the UGTG denounced a desire "to prevent us from demonstrating", as well as "police violence", and "gassings".

The demonstrators were "repelled for several kilometres" according to a police source but erected barricades and obstructed the main roads.

Helicopter overflights have also taken place.

According to the Pointe-à-Pitre prosecutor's office, "at least three shots" with live ammunition were counted and "at least one store was looted", when night had barely fallen.

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