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Protesters in Guiana block roads over fuel prices

CAYENNE, French Guiana (Reuters) – Protesters calling for lower fuel prices have blocked roads for a fifth day in French Guiana where shops and petrol stations remained shut despite moves by France to cut fuel costs by 30 centimes.

Consumer groups and truckers have since Monday erected blockades across the overseas departement which belongs to France, paralysing many roads.

Many schools have been closed since the protests began and air traffic has been disrupted. No flights were expected to operate from Rochambeau airport on Saturday.

“It is 50 centimes or nothing. We are ready for a month of blockades if necessary,” Jean-Marc Daniel, a member of a union representing truckers, said late on Friday.


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