French Guiana protests resume after EasterStaff Writer | April 18, 2017
The movement behind more than three weeks of social unrest in French Guiana said it would press its action until the government signs a draft accord on an emergency package and reopens talks on further funds.
Overseas Locals have been pressing demands for a "Marshall Plan"
Locals have been pressing demands for a "Marshall Plan" of French aid, along the lines of the huge U.S. economic support given to help western Europe to recover after World War II.
The seven-page accord "to suspend the movement in its present form", drawn up by the "Collective to Get Guiana Moving" spearheading the protests, was sent to the government on Sunday.
"To have a swift signature, we have an obligation to harden the movement," Valerie Vanoukia, representative of very small companies in Guiana, said on behalf of the collective after a general meeting calling on the population to remobilise. ■