Third night of violence in Guadeloupe as France sends police special forces

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POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (Reuters) -The French overseas territory of Guadeloupe was hit by a third night of looting and rioting amid protests against COVID-19 measures, with gunmen shooting at police and firefighters, the authorities said on Sunday. Police arrested 38 people as shops were broken into and cars set ablaze. Special police forces were due to arrive from mainland France to the Caribbean archipelago on Sunday to restore order. “This situation cannot be accepted nor tolerated,” government spokesman Gabriel Attal told Europe 1 radio. In a sign unrest could spread to other overseas t…

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