An estimated thirty police officers in Martinique staged a demonstration in Fort de France Wednesday.
They were demanding respect and resources.
But at the same time they were condemning recent acts of violence against them.
According to local reports, the police are also concerned that criminals seem to act with impunity.
The officers said they need human and material resources.
The police asserted that they are not paid for people to kill them, but to protect citizens.
And they expressed support for the family members of colleagues who died in the line of duty both locally and in France.
Wednesday’s demonstration took place between the police station and the prefecture, rue Victor Sévère in Fort-de-France.
During the exercise, the police declared that officers are in danger.
Police spokesman, Louisy Berté, made it clear that the police are not asking people to love them.
However, he said law enforcers want respect.
In addition, the police spokesman explained that the police want the judicial system to apply the law.
“We are calling for total punishment now, ” he declared.