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Anti-Lockdown Protests Continues in France

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Anti-lockdown protests have continued on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe in protest against COVID restrictions.

The protests have grown into a call to address long-standing issues in French territories.

Footage appeared on social media showing protesters targeting a shopping centre and running away with goods.

Other videos showed anti-lockdown demonstrators setting up burning barricades on roads.

French authorities have earlier imposed a week-long curfew on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe following ‘quasi-insurrectional’ unrest.

Islanders are angry after Paris announced that health workers across all French territories must have Covid vaccinations.

This sparked demonstrations that degenerated into the torching and looting of shops and pharmacies and clashes with police.

Similar protesters also took into streets in several European cities against the new restrictions and COVID-19 passes mandatory in many European countries.

Demonstrations against virus restrictions took place in Switzerland, Croatia, Italy, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in various parts of Europe. Thus, the cold weather has affected the spread of the virus.

Governments have imposed new travel restrictions across Europe in a bid to confront the spread of the new coronavirus wave.

The World Heath Organisation (WHO) has earlier warned that Europe could see ‘another half million Covid-19 deaths’ by February.

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