The first boats are expected next night in Fort-de-France.
In Fort de France
«We would like to go faster, and enjoy the Martinican atmosphere. ” Stuck in a “soft”, Monday morning at dawn, Franck Cammas was eager to see Fort-de-France after 15 grueling days, battling in the Atlantic with his co-skipper Charles Caudrelier on their maxi-trimaran Edmond de Rothschild. However, the atmosphere on site is not really festive. After Guadeloupe, where the situation has degenerated in recent days, tipping into violence, a general strike movement began in Martinique on Monday. From daybreak, blocking actions took place in the activity zones of Lamentin and Fort-de-France on the call of some twenty unions. In particular, access to the port and to the refinery were blocked.
“You are the one who brings him the 5th wave!”
Then in the middle of the morning, several thousand people demonstrated in the city center. The procession notably skirted the gates of the Transat Jacques Vabre village, on the edge of the Baie des Flamands. Besides hostile slogans