Covid-19: in Guadeloupe, two anti-health pass protesters placed in police custody

The situation is tense in Guadeloupe. Two people who participated in a demonstration against the health pass in front of the Basse-Terre Hospital Center, including a union leader, were arrested and placed in police custody for several hours on Friday, AFP learned from the prosecution confirming a local media information.

The Secretary General of UTS-UGTG, Claudine Maraton, and another demonstrator were arrested “for rebellion”, 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.

600 caregivers under suspension

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, the unions announced.

According to the ARS, nearly 600 caregivers refusing to be vaccinated are on the verge of being suspended. About 66% of healthcare workers are now vaccinated in Guadeloupe, against 30 to 40% in previous weeks.


Covid19 Guadeloupe antihealth pass protesters police custody

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