Guadeloupe: Protesters angry over COVID rules occupy legislature

Protesters angry over coronavirus restrictions and mandatory vaccine rules briefly occupied Guadeloupe’s regional legislature, citing stalled negotiations with Paris over their grievances about the management of the French Caribbean island.

The demonstrators first entered the debating chamber of the regional council while it was meeting on Thursday. Councillors were able to leave peacefully.

Several stayed the night and decided to continue their action into Friday, but with Christmas looming, they began to leave the chamber at 1pm local time (17:00 GMT).

They plan to meet again on Monday to prepare a new action next week, Elie Domota, a union leader and chief of the LKP association, told the AFP news agency.


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