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Haiti - Social : Violent clash students-CIMO on the Champ de Mars
25/02/2015 11:36:39

Haiti - Social : Violent clash students-CIMO on the Champ de Mars
While several sectors appear to have stopped their protests to the drop in fuel prices, students seem more determined than ever to continue their protest, to get new price cuts, although the Government repeatedly said will not be able to meet these demands.

Tuesday, the very determined students took back the streets and erected barricades of burning tires at the Champ de Mars, clashing with stone-throwing officers of the Corps of Intervention and Maintenance of Order (CIMO) came restore order. Before the violence of students, CIMO threw tear gas and fired in the air bursts of automatic weapons to disperse the demonstrators, causing panic among residents.

Note that the same day, at the hotel Kinam stood a workshop of the new National Commission for the Modernization of Public Transport (CNMTC) http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13190-haiti-politic-national-commission-for-the-modernization-of-public-transit.html during which the economist Kesnel Pharel recalled that "Each 100 gourdes collected by the state, 25 gourdes comes from taxes on gasoline," and that the drop in gasoline prices demanded by some sectors could cause loss of revenue for the State, of more than 3 billion gourdes, if the Government gave in to these demands.

Recall that the previous day, students who still required once the lower cost of gasoline, burned a government vehicle, near the Faculty of Social Sciences...

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