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Haiti - FLASH : Demonstration, violence and intimidation
25/10/2017 08:53:27

Haiti - FLASH : Demonstration, violence and intimidation
Tuesday, they were several thousand people to have responded to the call for mobilization against the Government of the leaders of the coalition of democratic organizations of the opposition, to force the President Jovenel Moïse in power for 7 months, to hand in his resignation... The demonstration, started Simultaneously in the city center in front of the ruins of the Saint-Jean Bosco church, at Place Boyer in Pétion-Ville, as well as in several other points of the metropolitan area.

Jean-Charles Moïse of the party "Pitit Dessalin" one of the leaders of the radical opposition, said before a crowd of overheated sympathizers, that the Head of State had lost all legitimacy "If Jovenel Moïse was aware of the impasse where he is, he would have already resigned." Moreover he lamented that armed individuals aboard a white pickup opened fire and assaulted militants in the town of Pétion-ville to intimidate them. He reiterated his willingness to continue the mobilization until the departure of the Head of State.

Despite these acts of intimidation and of the police, protesters continued their march, waving placards and branches, chanting hostile remarks to President Moise and his team "Petyonvil révolte, Jovenel dwe ale" sang the protesters.

On the road to Delmas, when the protesters arrived, the business quickly dropped the iron curtains and closed their doors, for fear of being once again victim of vandalism. Shots in the air, by individuals were reported at Delmas 5 and 45, causing panic starts...

Former senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aimé reaffirmed the opposition's desire to strengthen its protest protest movement, saying that the Head of State is only working in the interest of a part of the Haitian bourgeoisie, who financed his election campaign.

For Schiller Louidor of Fanmi Lavalas "the Haitian people has demonstrated its desire not to live under the yoke of Jovenel Moise" that he invites to withdraw.

A drone filming the demonstration was noticed several times on the course of the demonstration which ended in the perimeter of the Parliament where the demonstrators faced an important safety device. Individuals threw stones at officers of the Intervention and Maintenance Corps (CIMO) who responded with tear gas to disperse protesters and restore public order.

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