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Haiti - Politic : Violent protest in the capital, one dead
14/12/2014 08:59:07

Haiti - Politic : Violent protest in the capital, one dead
Saturday at the call of the opposition a new anti-government demonstration was held in the capital. Several thousand people marched in the streets of Port-au-Prince, chanting slogans against the government, demanding the resignation of President Martelly and Prime Minister.

Like the day before, https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12722-haiti-politic-violent-protest-in-the-capital-the-minustah-intervenes.html , hundreds of young protesters, tried unsuccessfully to cross the roadblocks set up in front of the Presidential Palace, clashing with violence and stone-throwing the security forces that reacts vigorously with tear gas to disperse the crowd of demonstrators.

At this event, several minor injuries were reported and a man was found shooting death, of an unknown origin shot. Commissioner Garry Desrosiers, spokesman of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) confirmed this information "We found a corpse. The victim is a young thirty years, we have not yet identified him."

Other opposition demonstration have experienced violence and clashes with police including in Gonaïves and Port-de-Paix

The parties of the radical opposition have announced further demonstration in Port-au-Prince in the coming days to demand the departure of President Martelly.

Recall that in the night from Saturday to Sunday, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, on the National Television of Haiti announced in a message to the nation, "I submit my resignation to the President Martelly of the head of the Government, together with the resignation of all the ministers" https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12727-haiti-flash-resignation-of-laurent-lamothe-and-his-ministers.html

A resignation which was expected to create a calming and was part of the recommendations of the Presidential Consultative Commission, to address the pre-electoral crisis https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12695-haiti-flash-the-commission-proposes-the-government-s-resignation-and-much-more.html

Of results to be measured in the coming days, while the opposition will probably increase its efforts to try to get the departure of the Head of State...

Message to the Nation of the Prime Minister Lamothe :

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