In Martinique, the city of Fort-de-France experienced violence and looting on Sunday, July 18, after a rally organized on Saturday by anti-vaccines which had already degenerated, AFP learned from police sources.
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The regional prefect Stanislas Cazelles condemned this violence, indicating that "
investigations will be carried out to arrest the alleged thugs and punish this unacceptable behavior
In this island, where a curfew is applied again at 9 p.m. due to the worsening health situation, clashes between the police and groups of young people on the main road of Terresainvilles on Sunday evening , popular district of Fort-de-France.
Seven people arrested on Saturday
A wooden house and three vehicles were destroyed by fire, causing no casualties.
Looting also took place in computer hardware stores and in a motorcycle shop in shopping areas around the city.
The police arrested seven people on Saturday evening during the previous demonstration in the center of Fort-de-France.
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Serge Letchimy, the new president of the executive council of the Assembly of Martinique, called for “
appeasement and dialogue
”, recalling in a press release that “
the issue of vaccination is a collective and individual issue in this context of serious health crisis that we are going through. Taking positions for personal and ethical reasons is legitimate. They must be heard and respected in their diversity