France to give €1 billion for French GuianaStaff Writer | April 6, 2017
Protesters withdrew from the rocket-launching space centre in French Guiana as the French government approved a one-billion-euro emergency package to quell a wave of strikes.
Protest To quell a wave of strikes
Several hours earlier, protesters including several local lawmakers said they were ending their symbolic occupation of the space centre in Kourou from where France launches European-funded Ariane rockets carrying satellites.
"We wanted to show that we can take control of every part of Guiana, even strategic locations. This was a show of force," spokesman Manuel Jean-Baptiste said. ■