DIRECT. Martinique: a police officer injured by gunfire in Fort-de-France



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The situation remains tense in Martinique. The police were again targeted by gunfire in Fort-de-France, on the night of Thursday to Friday, November 26, franceinfo learned from police sources. At around 11:25 p.m. local time at a roadblock, four shots were fired at the police without injuring anyone. The RAID intervened. A little later, around 11:50 p.m. on the same roadblock, an officer of the judicial police was wounded in the arm by a lead shot. Another policeman was hit by live ammunition, protected by his bulletproof vest. Follow our live.

Journalists targeted. Four French journalists, including an AFP photographer, were targeted by gunfire from individuals on motorcycles during the night of Thursday to Friday in a district of Fort-de-France while they were covering the nighttime urban violence on the island.

Two arrests. Two people were arrested for “armed assembly” and “refusal to comply” after looting in stores of Fort-de-France on the night of Thursday to Friday. Already Tuesday, firefighters and police had been targeted by shots.

The return of the curfew. The prefect of Martinique established, Thursday, November 26, a curfew “from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. until calm is restored” to face the “nocturnal urban violence“since Monday, he announced in a statement.

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