the prefect establishes a curfew “until calm is restored”

This measure comes into effect this evening and will be effective between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

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UA curfew will be established in Martinique between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. “until calm is restored to facilitate the intervention of the security forces”, a announced, Thursday, November 25, in a press release lhe prefect of Martinique, Stanislas Cazelles. Since November 22, a social movement has agitated the overseas territory.

The measure aims to deal with “nocturnal urban violence” since Monday, he said. “Groups of individuals have committed damage and installed roadblocks”, and “acts of violence have taken place against the security forces”, argues the prefect who adds that “11 people” were arrested and “several weapons” seizures.

Security will be reinforced from Thursday night to Friday, he said, “with a more mobile device and more to target the most difficult points”. The blockage of certain axes continued Thursday on the two islands. Tensions at Pointe-à-Pitre hospital since the start of the general strike on November 15 are beginning to have their effects: an association of interns invoked on Wednesday the right of withdrawal of its members for “imminent danger” and hospital doctors are resigning.

“I do not understand that union action is geared towards obstacles to the work tool (…) towards intimidation, insults, attacks against staff and particularly doctors“, declared on radio RCI Guadeloupe the director of the CHU, Gérard Cotellon. “I am starting to pay the consequences of all this: these are chain resignations”.