Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Guyana: The Space Center Released, The Contingency Plan Validated

Thirty activists who "symbolically" occupied since Tuesday the Space Center of Kourou left Wednesday, although the emergency plan for Guyana of more than a billion euros, presented to the Council of Ministers, seems to them Always insufficient.


"We wanted to show that we could take possession of all the spaces, even strategic, of Guyana." It was a demonstration of strength, "said Manuel Jean-Baptiste, a spokesman for the collective" For La Gwiyann dékolé "(For Guyana to take off), to AFP. Behind him, an almost real-size model of an Ariane rocket demonstrated, according to him, the "symbolic" dimension of this action.

In a meeting room of the Guyana Space Center (CSG), a handful of protesters, some of whom had spent the night on the floor and others had slept on office chairs, had watched, drawn and belly Declarations made at the end of the Council of Ministers.

The thirty activists who "symbolically" occupied since on Tuesday the Space Center of Kourou left Wednesday, although the emergency plan for Guyana of more than a billion euros, presented to the Council of Ministers, seems to them Always insufficient.

"We wanted to show that we could take possession of all the spaces, even strategic, of Guyana." It was a demonstration of strength, "said Manuel Jean-Baptiste, a spokesman for the collective" For La Gwiyann dékolé "(For Guyana to take off), to AFP. Behind him, an almost real-size model of an Ariane rocket demonstrated, according to him, the "symbolic" dimension of this action.
In a meeting room of the Guyana Space Center (CSG), a handful of protesters, some of whom had spent the night on the floor and others had slept on office chairs, had watched, drawn and belly Declarations made at the end of the Council of Ministers.

Francois Hollande said that in the face of the social conflict that paralyzed Guyana for two weeks, the government had to show both "dialogue" and "responsibility", reported Stéphane Le Foll.

Underlining the "work done" by Ministers Matthias Fekl (Interior) and Ericka Bareigts (Overseas), the Head of State "praised their courage at times when intimidation was "Said the government spokesman, which made laugh at the presents, when the demonstrations Guyanese, for two weeks, have not experienced" a single incident ".
The French Overseas Minister said that a € 500 million aid was planned for the territorial community of Guyana, in the € 1 billion emergency plan announced on Saturday in Cayenne.

She said that the "428 proposals of the collective" Guyanais had been "worked entirely" and that the government plan answers "75%".

- 'Not blocked' -

"We do not wish to commit the State to measures that would not have a reality tomorrow," said Bareigts on the steps of the Elysee Palace, after detailing with the Minister of the Interior and the Minister of the Interior, Education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, measures of the plan for safety, education or health.

Bernard Cazeneuve announced in his interview with the regional daily France-Guyane that a "follow-up group" was going to be set up to "continue discussions" on the aid plan.

The collective "Pou La Gwiyann dekole", which drives the movement, demanded Sunday 2.5 billion euros "right away". It now demands 3.1 billion euros.

"We want to see measures taken today as feasible, funded and implemented," she said.

"We can scrape here or there to meet our legitimate demands," said MP Gabriel Serville (PSG), who with three other elected officials slept at the space center with activists.
"We will not move from here, the situation is frozen, Guyana is blocked, you are blocked, we want the billions we asked for," said Manuel Jean-Baptiste at the beginning of the occupation, Addressing Didier Faivre, director of the CSG.

Mr. Faivre, who had accepted Tuesday to receive the delegation when several thousand protesters were heading to the site to assert their "determination", returned a few hours later without providing any information from the executive.

"Well we'll stay there until Thursday," then launched Olivier Goudet, the spokesman of the "500 brothers", a very popular group whose members parade hooded.

The massive social movement of the vast territory of South America (83,000 km2), located 7,000 km from Paris, is based on security, economic and social demands. He also denounced the under-investment of the State in Guyana, for decades.

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