June 30, 2022

Martinique: two union representatives mobilized against the vaccine obligation die of Covid-19

Two particularly symbolic deaths in Martinique. Two union representatives mobilized against the vaccine obligation, including the president of the federation of independent taxis of Martinique, Alain Decaille died from the Covid, this Tuesday, December 21.

According to union sources, they would have been contaminated during a working meeting with the prefecture, like other participants including the prefect of Martinique, Stanislas Cazelles.

“I am one example among others of people who unfortunately, vaccinated, still had the Covid. But that illustrates the protection of the vaccine, that is to say that I had very small symptoms for two days, and after nothing, ”underlined the prefect after ten days of isolation, on the occasion of his first trip to an ephemeral vaccination center.

Opposed to vaccination

Alain Decaille died Monday at the age of 61. Since September, he had organized several snail operations on the island, to denounce the vaccination obligation imposed on his corporation. After contracting Covid-19, he was hospitalized for three weeks and treated in intensive care, according to the Martinique University Hospital.

The president of the union for the defense of Martinican artists, Aimé Agat, also died Monday, at the age of 48, after being hospitalized in intensive care, according to hospital services.

These two unionists were involved in the inter-union which called for a general strike on November 22, 2021, to mark its opposition to the vaccination obligation and the health pass. Dams had been erected on the island for ten days, before a method agreement was signed with the state authorities, setting up workshops on seven different themes including health, youth, the high cost of living, transportation, chlordeconemia, fishing and culture.