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The port of Saint-Malo blocked by fishermen

(Philippe Delacotte)

In Saint-Malo, French fishermen carried out a first operation to block English boats, before limiting in the afternoon access to freight to the Channel Tunnel to demand the settlement of post-Brexit fishing disputes with the UK. The blockage lasted about an hour, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with a dozen fishing boats participating in the operation, activating smoke bombs. Due to bad weather, there was no ferry from England to the privateer city. [Plus d’infos ici]

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Covid-19: France suspends arrivals from southern Africa

France has decided to immediately suspend arrivals from seven southern African countries, including South Africa, due to “the discovery of a new variant of the particularly worrying coronavirus”, announced Matignon. Applied “for a minimum period of 48 hours”, this measure also concerns travelers from Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini. “People who have traveled in the last 14 days in one of these countries are invited to report to the authorities and to perform an RT-PCR screening test as soon as possible,” Matignon also added. [Suivez notre direct]

Violence in Martinique: a curfew imposed, ten police officers injured

Despite the establishment of a curfew, violence once again disturbed Martinique during the night from Thursday to Friday, with shots aimed at journalists, but also police officers. Among the latter, ten were slightly injured. “These shots are totally unacceptable,” said Gabriel Attal, spokesperson for the government, on BFMTV, advocating “obviously (a) absolute firmness in the face of these situations”. [Plus d’infos ici]

Migrants: Macron criticizes Johnson’s “not serious” methods

“I am surprised at the methods when they are not serious”, criticized Emmanuel Macron, questioned on the letter from Boris Johnson asking him that France take back the migrants arriving in Great Britain, letter posted on Twitter. “We do not communicate from one leader to another on these issues by tweets and letters that we make public, we are not whistleblowers. Come on, come on, ”insisted the head of state. [Plus d’infos ici]

Florence Porcel files new rape complaint against PPDA

Florence Porcel has filed a complaint with the constitution of civil party for rape against Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, AFP learned from the Nanterre public prosecutor’s office, confirming information from franceinfo. The writer and journalist accuses the former star presenter of TF1’s television news of having forced him to have sex in 2004 and fellatio in 2009. His first complaint against PPDA, which denies his accusations, was dismissed at the end of June. by the Nanterre prosecutor’s office for insufficient evidence. His new complaint allows the quasi-automatic appointment of an examining magistrate. [Plus d’infos ici]

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