Two people who participated in a demonstration against the health pass in Guadeloupe, including a union leader, were arrested and placed in police custody for several hours, we learned from the prosecution confirming information from local media.
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The Secretary General of the UTS-UGTG, Claudine Maraton, and another demonstrator were arrested
during a demonstration in front of the CHBT (Editor's note: Center hospitalier de Basse-Terre), told AFP Xavier Sicot, prosecutor of the Republic of Basse-Terre. The custody was lifted around 4 pm and the prosecution
"requested the transmission of the procedure for examination"
, according to the same source.
These arrests took place in a tense social context in Guadeloupe, against the backdrop of demonstrations against the health past and the vaccination obligation.
In recent days, several health establishments in Grande and Basse-Terre have suffered blockages as part of union demands.
A strengthening of the movement is envisaged by Monday, announce the unions.