January 18, 2022

anti-health pass demonstrators forced their way into the headquarters of the regional council, while the elected officials were gathered in the Hemicycle

They entered the Hemicycle in Basse-Terre as a plenary session was ending. The elected officials had time to leave the room before the intrusion.

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Demonstrators from the anti-sanitary pass collective burst into the Hemicycle of the Guadeloupe Regional Council in Basse-Terre on Thursday, December 23, breaking windows and other objects, AFP learned from the regional council. . “The collective broke the entrance gate and the door to the reception hall, and they entered the Hemicycle as a plenary session was ending”, according to a communications manager in the region. She added that the elect had “had time to leave the Hemicycle” and “the president of the region [Ary Chalus] locked himself in his office “.

According to images broadcast by the Guadeloupe 1ère channel, the demonstrators invaded the Hemicycle singing. “No to the vaccination obligation! No to the health pass”, could we read on a banner. “There’s [avait] more than a hundred people in the Hemicycle “, according to the regional press service, but in total these are “more than 400 people” who invaded the premises, including those who remained outside.

“Regional executive revolts and denounces these unworthy practices of intimidation and violence”Ary Chalus wrote in a statement. He agreed to receive a delegation of ten demonstrators after the evacuation of the Hemicycle, then announced the region. on Twitter.