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Haiti - Social : The Haitian flag waving on the Dominican Consulate !
26/02/2015 08:21:27

Haiti - Social : The Haitian flag waving on the Dominican Consulate !
Wednesday, responding to the appeal of the Collective of December 4, thousands of Haitians took to the streets of Port-au-Prince, to protest against the anti-Haitian racism in the Dominican Republic and calling for respect for human rights and peace between the two peoples, following the assassination of the Haitian young "Tulile" http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13166-haiti-social-haitian-assassinated-found-dead-hanged-on-a-tree-in-dr.html http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13209-haiti-dominican-republic-two-haitians-would-have-confessed-having-killed-tulile.html and the offense to Haitian flag burned in Santiago http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-13163-haiti-news-some-news-here-and-there.html http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13183-haiti-dominican-republic-6-arrests-in-the-case-of-the-haitian-flag-burned.html .

Two color at the head, the demonstration departed from the Place Dessalines at Champ de Mars, rhythm by patriotic slogans, of pride and calls to respect for Haitians in neighboring Republic and Peace between the two Nations, who mixed to other, much less peaceful, where demonstrators, very determined, throwing hateful slogans, made threats of lynching and expressed all their hatred and xenophobia against Dominicans.

Also participating in the march which was intended peaceful, numerous politicians, representatives of civil society, lawyers in robes, artists of the musical world, as well as young students in uniform accompanied by their teachers, who prefer concrete the classrooms...

Passing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Delmas 60), the organizers presented to the Chancellor Duly Brutus, a statement of the Civil Society signed by many citizens, denouncing violations of rights of Haitians in the Dominican Republic.

The march ended at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, guarded by Dominican soldiers inside the enclosure and the Haitian police outside, who formed a security cordon.

Politicians, among other Dieuseul Simon Desras, Charles Henry Baker, Maryse Narcisse, Myrlande Manigat, le Sénateur, Steven Benoit, the former senator Moïse Jean-Charles parliamentarians and former parliamentarians, lawyers, parliamentarians and former parliamentarians, lawyers, as well as Jean André Victor (MOPOD) were remarked in the crowd, near the Dominican Embassy.

Despite the presence in front of the Consulate of some agents of the Departmental Unit for Maintaining Order (UDMO) and 2 or 3 PNH officers, a protester managed to climb the gates and access to the roof of the Consulate, to clinch the Dominican flag before to throw it to a electrified crowd, screaming remarks and threats raised fist...

Two other demonstrators also reached on the roof and despite the presence of an agent of the UDMO and a police officer at the roof, they were able to deployto the view of all our Bicolore, under the jubilant cries of a cheering crowd. It should be noted that the Haitian forces on the roof, are not really opposed and let the demonstrators, as the forces of order protecting the Haitian Consulate, who simply calls for calm, probably not daring to look for a confrontation with a crowd ready for anything, and out of control, given the weakness of police officers on place...

After the deployment of the Haitian flag on the Consulate, a symbolic gesture that more than one has considered a victory, the Dominican flag was burned and trampled in joy and hate...



Furthermore, before this unfortunate and serious diplomatic event, José Ricardo Taveras, the Director of the Dominican immigration urged Haitian authorities to "prudence, moderation and restraint" in response to what he defined as a campaign of racism against the Dominican Republic. He asked the Haitian authorities not to participate in the hostile campaign, initiated by the Collective of December 4. The official described as "reprehensible lightness and manipulations against the country," the irresponsible form and the intervention in the Haitian question, by national and international groups.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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