January 17, 2022

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Eli Domota, leader of the LKP, was arrested during an anti-PAS protest

Tense environment Guadeloupe. Clashes erupted on Thursday between protesters against
Health Pass And
Vaccination duty And the police, accepting the joint call of the protest organizations, went on a general strike from November 15. LKP Joint Chairman
Eli Tomato, Was arrested and remanded in custody and was released before 7pm (local time).

Pointe-à-Pitre’s public prosecutor Patrick Desjardins said the unionist, leader of the 2009 protests and a member of a “coalition of organizations in struggle” was “arrested” and “detained” in the early afternoon. .

On April 7, 2022, he was summoned to the Pointe–Pitre Criminal Court, where he was summoned to respond to a number of counts of “deliberate violence against a person holding public office without ITT” and “refusal to submit to compulsory exemptions”.

“The arrest of Eli Domota is a provocation”.

On local television channel Canal 10, Elie Domota first appeared to be advancing on a road with other protesters, while police fired tear gas at the Petit Pérou roundabout in Abymes in an attempt to stop their progress. Not far away is one of the main shopping centers of the island. In the following pictures, protesters forcibly lead the way and Eli Domota appears on the ground, handcuffed behind his back.

The arrest of Eli Domota was filmed on local television channel 10. – Screenshot FB Canal10

In a press release, the UGTG union (General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe) considered “Elie Domota’s arrest a provocation.” The arrest comes amid tensions in the French foreign sector, which has been shocked by the social crisis since early November.

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Just before Christmas, Protesters occupied the regional council of the anti-health pass Guadeloupe. Following the move, the French government rejected any talks aimed at “withdrawing a law of the republic”, in which case health workers and firefighters should be vaccinated to work.

Postponement of vaccine pass implementation

On Wednesday, Health Minister Olivier Véran backed an amendment By Vice Justin Benin – and approved by the Committee in the National Assembly – to postpone the effective date of future vaccination permits in foreign territories. The minister justified that “we do not want to re-create social conflict” in the West Indies.

Guadeloupe, which has strong resistance to the vaccine, is facing a resurgence of the disease. ARS and Prefecture announced Wednesday that the number of new cases of goiter has nearly tripled in a week and continues to progress in a “worrying” manner.