Sunday, 22 February 2009

Guadeloupe: General Strike, Riots and Civil Unrest

Well, I was up late last night posting the Ti Zozios album. When I checked my dashboard today, I was surprised to find this post about Guadeloupe on Ian Bone's blog. These riots aren't really getting any coverage in the British media, but are being well reported in France where there are serious concerns that trouble will flare up in Paris (again). The mass resistance to low pay and high inflation that began in Guadeloupe a month ago is spreading across the region and to French Guyana and the Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean. Here is a French news report:

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