According to police headquarters, nearly 30 people were detained on Wednesday following the outburst in Fort-de-France, the French island’s chief city.
Dozens of protesters gathered at city hall on Tuesday night to demand results from slow-moving negotiations there over demands for pay increases. Around midnight, some began hurling rocks and bottles at police guarding the building, and officers responded by firing tear gas.
Protesters burned at least five cars, several garbage bins and a small grocery store.
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