Citizens in Martinique stage protest in the street to demand for Carnival

Citizens in Martinique stage protest in the street to demand for Carnival

People in Martinique took to the streets on Sunday demanding for Carnival to take place on the island.

According to St. Lucia Times hundreds took part in the demonstration accompanied by music and strolled through the streets of the Martinique capital, Fort de France.

Another publication called, Martinique 1 Ere quoted one of the organisers of the activity as saying that carnival is too important to Martinique culture for the authorities to scrap it; even in the face of a global pandemic

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According to the report, many who took part in the demonstration wore balaclavas.

It was because they wanted to conceal their identify.

However few wore COVID-19 masks, Martinique 1 Ere reported.

It said the crowd included children in strollers and senior citizens.

“Martinique officials had authorised scaled-down carnival events because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

However citizens demanded Carnival to still take place in light of the reduced in number of COVID-19 cases.

Depending the year, Carnival takes place in February – March.

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