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Paris sends police reinforcements to Guadeloupe as riots continue

France has sent police reinforcements, including elite units, to its Caribbean island La Guadeloupe after a week of riots escalated this weekend, amid protests against the introduction of restrictions on movement to counter the coronavirus epidemic, and to a background of long-simmering social unrest. 

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Ongoing violent protests this weekend in the French territory of Guadeloupe were described as "intolerable and unacceptable" by the French government, which has sent police reinforcements to the island, reports Radio France Internationale.

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