| 19 April 2024, Friday |

France says several police injured during unrest in Martinique and Guadeloupe

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Friday that several police officers had been injured as a result of civil unrest on France’s Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe during protests against COVID-19 protocols.

“Our security forces, as well as journalists, have been attacked and fired upon in Guadeloupe and Martinique. A number of police officers have been injured “Darmanin stated on his Twitter account.

On Thursday, authorities on the Caribbean island of Martinique imposed a curfew after protesters looted stores and set up burning barricades as protests against the COVID-19 protocols spread across France’s overseas territories.

  • Reuters