The rebellious presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon called Wednesday, October 20 for appeasement in Guyana where demonstrators blocked two fuel depots and where four people were sentenced last week to prison for facts dating back to the summer of 2020.
"We do not gain anything by carrying out such violent sentences"
, estimated the candidate.
"I am in favor of appeasing, pacifying and not brutalizing people,"
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Four men were sentenced Thursday to prison in correctional for
"degradation or deterioration by fire"
of the facade of the prefecture of Cayenne in Guyana, in July, during a demonstration.
"It is not reasonable to sentence to 18 months in prison people who have burned three pallets"
, quipped the member of Bouches-du-Rhône.
In July 2020, the four convicts took part in a demonstration during which they had burned objects in front of the prefectural hotel in Cayenne.
The fire had degraded the facade of the building.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon arrived in agitated Guyana.
Some areas are still subject to a curfew and some establishments remain closed.
Since Monday, it has been difficult to find fuel.
The depots are blocked by the activists of the Caravan for Freedom, contesting the health pass as well as the sentences pronounced against four of them.
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In Guyana, the Insoumis won the first round of the 2017 presidential election, despite an abstention of 65.65%. He will meet with the president of the Territorial Collectivity, Gabriel Serville.
with whom he will tackle the institutional question.
"With the new direction of the Collectivity, we understand each other well"
, explained the rebellious candidate.
"So if it is I who am elected, it is clear that things will go much faster in the relationship with Gabriel
On Friday, the candidate will attend an Ariane rocket launch, from the Guyanese space center in Kourou.
"It will allow me to have a speech with a national vocation and not only Guyanese"
, he explained.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon's visit is due to end early next week.
It will depend on the fuel available to travel to the west of the department.