Martinique and Guadeloupe are both overseas regions of France.
The French government issued a COVID-19 jab mandate for healthcare workers in each of the Caribbean territories.
Access to public buildings, such as restaurants, cafes, and libraries, would also require a COVID-19 jab passport.
French Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire stated “the health pass is not negotiable” on the French Caribbean islands, and “we are not going to negotiate the health security of the French.”
Those authoritative measures weren’t taken kindly by residents of Martinique and Guadeloupe that already possess a high level of distrust in the French government.
Civil unrest broke out on each of the islands in response to the tyrannical COVID-19 measures.
The chaotic scenes forced the French government to withdraw their enforcement of the original November 29th deadline of the COVID-19 jab mandate.
The ministry stated it would delay the mandate deadline to December 31st.
Employees placed on unpaid leave due to the mandate will receive pay again as negotiations continue.
After watching the footage of civil unrest, it’s naïve of the French government to think this resentment against COVID-19 jab mandates will disappear in one month.
Any attempt to enforce these measures again will almost surely be met with greater pushback.
Here’s footage from the islands to gather a sense of the civil unrest and massive protests sparked by the mandate.
In Martinique, protests turned violent as dams, radars, and service stations were set ablaze:
The French Government’s plan to Impose tough Vaccine Mandates In Caribbean nations Martinique and Guadeloupe backfires following massive protests and riots, forcing the mandate to be "postponed". pic.twitter.com/6Y9g9n0NfC
— Deleuze (@Kukicat7) November 29, 2021
Vaccine mandate in Martinique POSTPONED as protests turn violent
France has postponed the COVID vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in Martinique after widespread social unrest took place in Fort-de-France on Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/TGfall1YbV
— BristolBlues50 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@BBlues50) November 29, 2021
Dams and radars set on fire, backhoe and a service station set on fire for the fifth consecutive night of riots in #Martinique against the health pass, the vaccination obligation and the poor living conditions on the island. #OutreMer#France pic.twitter.com/ZyF2DjXqMs
— Protest News (@ProtestNews_EN) November 28, 2021
Situation out of control this night in #Martinique. Many dams set on fire and clashes on the island while the Prefecture has since yesterday instituted a curfew for an indefinite period in the face of the intensification of dams against #PassSanitaire and the high cost of living. pic.twitter.com/NMBYVjXzGc
— Protest News (@ProtestNews_EN) November 28, 2021
Nine people arrested in French Caribbean territory of Martinique after another day of violent protests against coronavirus restrictions pic.twitter.com/VGVjAISAqF
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) November 28, 2021
Unlike most of the West, they took their liberty seriously.
“France has postponed implementing a COVID vaccination mandate for health workers in Martinique and Guadeloupe after the measure spurred widespread protests on the French territories.” https://t.co/vemwgIvIUA
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) November 28, 2021
Fiery PROTESTS erupt in France’s Martinique. Streets and buildings were burning on Thursday. A push to ramp up 💉 rates sparked the ongoing protests. pic.twitter.com/dE1WHICCQA
— 𝓑𝓾𝓫𝓫𝓵𝓮 ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ (@BubbleCovfefe) November 26, 2021
Some residents made the accurate analogy of the COVID-19 jab mandate to France’s colonial slavery era.
Locals stated it’s a right to make their own choices about health treatments.
As noted by yahoo news:
Martiniquans and Guadeloupeans’ vaccine hesitancy is deep-rooted in trauma and a longstanding distrust of the French government stemming as far back as slavery.
Olivier Serva, the MP for Guadeloupe didn’t mince words when calling the situation on the island “quasi-insurrectional”. He believes the opposition is an attempt to “weakening state authority” and is a symptom of the legacy of “colonial slavery”.
Enormous crowds marched the streets of Guadeloupe to take a vigilant stand against the French government’s Orwellian dictate:
Citizens of Guadeloupe march in the largest protests in the history of the island today against COVID vaccine mandates.pic.twitter.com/k0RRBu1Zrh
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) November 27, 2021
One of the largest protests in Guadeloupe’s history today to stop vaxx mandates. pic.twitter.com/NVZ0m6TEa2
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) November 27, 2021
A massive protest today in Guadeloupe against mandates. pic.twitter.com/tCaktbPCZQ
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) November 28, 2021
100’s of thousands protest Mandatory Vaccines & Vaccine Passports in Guadeloupe.
The FACT you NEVER see ANY of these protests on MSM is Proof of the Medical Tyranny & Apartheid! pic.twitter.com/NfZB3Y7sn0
— Douglas (@governor01) November 27, 2021
The French government’s malicious attempt to impose medical apartheid on Guadeloupe residents has led to civil unrest for roughly two weeks.
Guadeloupe residents have been protesting against vaccination passports. They closed off the entire island. Firefighters to put out fires, as most of them also take part in the protests. To suppress the protesters, human rights defenders brought out heavy equipment.
— PXP Security & Inves (@PXPSecurityInve) November 20, 2021
The island is on fire & has been shut down for 5 days now to protest against vaccine passports pic.twitter.com/r1TkNFuDcD
— 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙅𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙪𝙩 (@TheJuggernaut88) November 21, 2021
Guadeloupe's union-organized uprising against the imposition of discriminatory vaccine passports by the French neocolonial power continues into its 10th day, as Macron sends in more militarized police to crack down on the rebellions pic.twitter.com/sIwVuHT3OR
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) November 25, 2021
🇫🇷 #Guadeloupe lijkt op een oorlogsgebied. Er werden afgelopen nacht dammen in brand gestoken als protest tegen corona-restricties, ondanks de aanwezigheid van de politie voor deze vierde nacht met avondklok op rij. pic.twitter.com/5cOlxm8vqm
— Kees71 (@Kees71234) November 23, 2021
Anti vaccine protestors in Guadeloupe started fires on the streets. 🔥
France announced today that it will send 200 police officers to Guadeloupe to quell violence associated with anti-vaccine protests on the island.https://t.co/MkaYCwp6jn
— Juli (@JuliZilb) November 19, 2021
Per loop Caribbean News, French police officers first arrived in Guadeloupe nearly two weeks ago:
France announced today that it will send 200 police officers to Guadeloupe to quell violence associated with anti-vaccine protests on the island.
The development was announced in a joint statement from French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin and Overseas Minister Sebastien Lecornu.
“Faced with the violence currently affecting Guadeloupe, we have decided with @SebLecornu to deploy 200 additional police and gendarmes in the coming days to restore Republican order. Support for mobilized law enforcement and state services,” said in a tweet.
Both ministers have “strongly condemned the violence that has taken place in the last few hours in Guadeloupe” in their statement.
Earlier today, looters set fire to six building in the largest city Pointe-à-Pitre.
The fire service said four of the building were completely destroyed.
Protestors are demanding that the government remove a requirement for persons to be vaccinated to work or access some services.
The unrelenting resistance to medical tyranny has led to discussions of autonomy for Guadeloupe.
As reported by yahoo news:
France is willing to discuss autonomy for the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe if it is in the interests of the people who live there, government minister Sebastien Lecornu said.
Guadeloupe and the nearby French island of Martinique have seen several days of protests against COVID-19 measures that have spilled over into violence.
Lecornu, the minister for France’s overseas territories, said in a YouTube video issued late on Friday that certain elected officials in Guadeloupe had raised the question of autonomy, changing its status as an overseas region.“The government is ready to talk about this. There are no bad debates, as long as those debates serve to resolve the real everyday problems of people in Guadeloupe,” he said.
That was one of a series of initiatives he said the government in Paris would be taking in Guadeloupe, including improving healthcare, infrastructure projects, and a scheme to create jobs for young people.
The French government this week announced that it would be postponing a requirement that public sector workers in Guadeloupe and Martinique get a COVID-19 vaccination.
That had sparked protests, fanning long-standing grievances over living standards and the relationship with Paris.
In Guadeloupe there is a historic mistrust of the French government’s handling of health crises after many people were exposed to toxic pesticides used in banana plantations in the 1970s.