French Guiana paralysed by general strike

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Parts of French Guiana, including schools and shops, were shut down on Monday, amid a general strike over high crime rates, the cost of living and lack of public services.

The French government appealed for calm in its South American territory, which has been gripped by protests that have halted flights, disrupted a rocket launch and prompted travel warnings since late last month.

All we have is plundered, it's time to recognise the people of Guiana," a woman at a barricade blocking access to the airport in the capital Cayenne told AFP news agency on Sunday.

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