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Macron says situation tense in Guadeloupe

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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.

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