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Macron says situation tense in Guadeloupe
French President Emmanuel Macron said yesterday that protests over Covid19 restrictions in the French overseas territory of Guadeloupe have created a “very explosive” situation. Mr Macron was speaking before a meeting between the French prime minister and politicians from the Caribbean archipelago. “We must explain, explain, explain and convince, convince, convince, because one must not play around with the people’s health,” Mr Macron said. The situation in Guadeloupe “has a very local context and tensions which we know about, which are historic,” he said. Violence erupted last week after walkouts organised by labour unions.