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Latest update : 2009-03-07

Violent scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police on Friday in Fort-de-France, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, as a general strike there enters its fifth week.

AFP - The top official on the French island of Martinique appealed for calm Friday following violent confrontations with demonstrators in which shots were fired at police.
   
The Caribbean island's prefect, Ange Mancini, made a "grave appeal" on television "for all of the population to remain calm and at home" and said additional police had been deployed on the streets of the capital Fort-de-France.
   

Martinique has been paralyzed for over a month by strikes and demonstrations against the high cost of living, with a similar strike in Guadeloupe resolved earlier this week.
   
Violence first broke out Friday in Fort-de-France on the margin of a demonstration by farmers and businessmen against the strikes.
 

Date created : 2009-03-07

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