Violence erupts in Guadeloupe after labor dispute
Thursday, February 19, 2009
A union official, Jacques Bino, has been reported killed by armed youths at a barricade in Pointe-à-Pitre, the largest city. Three police officers were injured when they tried to reach the scene.
"He was killed at a roadblock held by rioters, a group of youth who were mostly wearing masks," Prefect Nicolas Desforges told France Info. "He wasn’t killed in a confrontation with police."
Meanwhile, there are reports that unrest has spread to nearby Martinique.
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- Francois de Beaupuy. "Guadeloupe Rioters Kill One Unionist, French Government Says" — , February 18, 2009
- Associate Press. "French government urges calm in tense Guadeloupe" — , February 18, 2009