The Prime Minister calls for “calm and responsibility” for the inhabitants of Guadeloupe. He adds that “the republic must protect the population” on the spot.
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The executive strongly condemned, Monday, November 22, the violence on the sidelines of social mobilization in Guadeloupe and called for calm in the face of the “very explosive crisis” in the overseas territory, in the grip of a social protest born following the obligation to be vaccinated against Covid-19, by recognizing “a necessary dialogue” with elected officials.
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After having “condemned with the most extreme firmness” violence, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the creation of a “dialogue instance” in order to “convince and support individually, humanely” professionals concerned by the vaccination obligation. He spoke at the end of a meeting held by videoconference with elected officials from the Caribbean island.
“A mission from the Ministry of the Interior will be at work on site from tomorrow to examine with them the ways and means to allow the conditions for the deployment of the vaccination obligation and also discuss subjects specific to the functioning of the departmental service of ‘fire and rescue of Guadeloupe “, continued the head of government, while the firefighters are part of the living forces of the protest.
Earlier today, Emmanuel Macron assured Guadeloupe of the “solidarity” of the nation and asked to “do not give in to lies and manipulation by some of this situation”. “We cannot use the health of the French to wage political battles “ and “it is necessary that” public order is maintained “, he stressed.