Gunshots fired at police on both French Caribbean islands amid anger at vaccine mandate
Authorities in the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe have extended a nightly curfew until Sunday as police attempt to restore calm after several nights of protests and violent clashes that were triggered by Covid-19 regulations but are rooted in long-running concerns over the high cost of living, low wages, youth unemployment and mistrust of the Paris government.
Gunfire has targeted police over the past few days, a general strike has entered its second week and many stores remained closed after night-time looting. The curfew requires people to be inside between 6pm and 5am.
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