Faced with the threat of a fuel shortage in Guyana, the authorities have decided to act.
Gas stations in the overseas territory were closed at midday on Monday, and will remain so this Tuesday.
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A measure announced on social networks by the prefecture, in response to the blocking Monday morning of two fuel depots of the Société Anonyme de la Raffinerie des Antilles-Guyane (SARA), in Rémire-Montjoly and Kourou, by anti-protesters. sanitary pass. These protesters are part of various structures, including the Union des Travailleurs Guyanais (UTG), united under the banner of the Caravan of Freedom, which rejects the health policy in place in Guyana. They also condemn the recent convictions of four activists to prison terms.
Following the blocking of the SARA depot by the Caravane de la liberté / UTG, the Prefect decided by prefectural decree to close the service stations due to the potential shortage of fuel,
" the prefecture wrote on Monday, explaining that this restriction aimed at "
allowing the maintenance of the activity of the emergency services and internal security
Long lines of cars had formed Monday in front of the stations of the territory, even causing traffic jams.
The service stations will reopen on Wednesday, but "
with a limited amount of fuel for sale of 10 liters per vehicle,
" authorities added.