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Gosier, still fighting but optimistic

Video by Eve IRVINE , Willy BRACCIANO

Text by Eve IRVINE

Latest update : 2009-02-21

In the highway town of Gosier, in Guadeloupe, locals continue to block the roads in protest. But some locals expressed optimism after French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with delegates from the French department.

Please read our Reporter's Notebook to gain on-the-ground insight from our special correspondents.

 

Around the town of Gosier, in Guadeloupe. militants remain motivated. They try to keep up the pressure by blocking some of the roads. They feel some hope after hearing French President Nicolas Sarkozy's propositions for monetary aid - even if, as locals feel, it took him too long to respond. But better late than never, some of them say.

 

Other locals are less positive, saying that an extra 580 million euros for the French overseas departments is not enough.

 

As one local says: "It's been almost five weeks that Guadeloupe has been on strike, totally deadlocked. And the propositions that the president has given, they are not of enough as yet. And so I think that the strike will go on for another few weeks, and that is a big pity."

 

 

Date created : 2009-02-21

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