DISPUTE The La Boucan dam, which extended over 10 kilometers, was cleared after three weeks of blockage

 Guadeloupe: The prolonged but reduced curfew, one of the biggest roadblocks removed by the police

The curfew in force in Guadeloupe has been extended, but reduced to a smaller number of municipalities – Christophe ARCHAMBAULT/AFP

One of the biggest roadblocks in Guadeloupe, the result of the social protest that arose in mid-November, was dismantled by law enforcement, said the region prefecture on Tuesday, before announcing the extension until & rsquo; & rsquo; Friday curfew, but reduced.

The curfew remains in place in certain municipalities: from 8:00 p.m. 5h00 in 12 of them (Les Abymes, Baillif, Basse-Terre, Capesterre-Belle-Eeau, Gosier, Lamentin, Morne- & agrave; -l & rsquo; Eau, Le Moule, Petit-Bourg, Pointe- & agrave; -Pitre, Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Rose), & agrave; from 10 p.m. & agrave; Baie-Mahault and Goyave. Previously, 21 out of 32 municipalities were affected by a curfew that started earlier. 6:00 p.m.

Major roadblocks dismantled, three arrests

& ldquo; Last night, the police broke up the dams located in the town of Sainte-Rose & nbsp; & rsquo;, was first announced; this authority in a press release. The La Boucan dam, & agrave; Sainte-Rose, & eacute; was constituted; close to 20 barricades over nearly 10 km. Almost airtight & agrave; all the vehicles in the custody of several collectives, he was finally in charge. d & eacute; blay & eacute; by gendarmerie forces after three weeks of blockade.

Three people were arrested & ldquo; & nbsp; in calm and without confrontation & nbsp; & rdquo;, we learned from the gendarmerie. & ldquo; The action of the security forces allowed, at the same time, to maintain traffic on the whole territory & rsquo; & rsquo ;, emphasizes the prefecture which also mentions two other people arrested in Les Abymes.

Extension of sanitary measures and free tests

N & eacute; from the refusal of the obligation to vaccinate against Covid-19 for caregivers and firefighters, the social movement which affects Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin has been extended. political and social demands, in particular against the cost of living, causing violence, looting and fires. So much so that Guadeloupe and Martinique were & eacute; placed under curfew. The sale of gasoline in a transportable container remains prohibited, as the transport of combustible, corrosive or flammable products, except for professionals justifying it.

The prefecture has also announced; the extension until & agrave; Friday, sanitary measures in force since November 12: compulsory wearing of a mask throughout the country, one in two seats and one meter away in stadiums, meeting and performance halls, minimum surface area of ​​four m2 for each customer received in the stores. Finally, the authorities have announced the extension of the free & oacute; tests in Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barth & eacute; l & eacute; my, not excluding & ldquo; & nbsp; an epidemic rebound in the next two weeks & nbsp; & rsquo; due to & ldquo; a & ldquo; clear relaxation of barrier gestures & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; observation & oacute; with social movements.