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Haiti - FLASH : Demonstrations, violence, balance of 2 days of chaos
Several commercial buildings, including supermarkets were attacked, particularly on the axis of Delmas, on the outskirts of the capital. Beginnings of looting were observed, while the presence of police on the streets was minimal. The Delimart Super Market in Delmas 30, has faced stone throwing and individuals set fire to the Market court requiring the intervention of firefighters.
On Saturday, in front of the hotel and on the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel, several cars were burned by unidentified individuals, same situation reported to the Oasis hotel.
A start of fire has also been reported at the Coca Cola plant...
Michel-Ange Gédéon, the Director General of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) confirms the burning of at least two police stations and several police cars.
Due to the violent situation in Haiti many airlines : American Airlines, Air France, Delta, Blue Jet, Copa, Spirit decided Saturday to cancel all their flights to Port-au-Prince. At least one plane has been redirected to Pointe-à-Pitre. Air Transat flights scheduled for this Sunday between Montreal and Port-au-Prince have been postponed for the moment to Monday, July 9. Please visit their website to follow the developments. Bahamas Air also suspended its flights "sine die".
Regarding the many companies sacked or looted on Friday and Saturday, President Moïse said that the State will be responsible for its actions contradicting the statement a few hours before by Delva, the Minister of Communication at the microphone of Radio Kiskeya who claimed that the government will not compensate entrepreneurs and victims of urban violence...
In addition, the Head of State denounced a manipulation of the population, convinced that the population did not participate in the acts of looting of the stores registered everywhere in the metropolitan area...
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At the same time, the messages of the authorities condemning and deploring succeed each other, because they can not restore order, calm and public security...
Prime Minister Lafontant :
The Government strongly condemns the acts of violence and vandalism perpetrated following the announcement of the price adjustment of petroleum products and requests the competent authorities to take the necessary measures to secure life and property throughout the entire territory. territory and justice for the victims.
Minister of Justice :
Jean Roudy Aly, the Minister of Justice and Public Security informs the population in general that formal instructions have been given to the National Police of Haiti to restore peace on the streets and rigorously punish individuals to the origin of the scenes of fire and looting recorded in several places of the metropolitan area and provincial cities, in accordance with its constitutional mission to protect the lives and the goods.
Government Commissioners at the Courts of First Instance have also been instructed to prosecute the perpetrators, co-authors and sponsors of these criminal acts. The rule of law under construction, is incompatible with disorder and anarchy [...]
DG of the PNH :
Michel Ange Gédéon, the Director General of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) deplores and condemns the wave of passions of the day of July 7, the looting and burning of some hotels and business houses. He informs the general public and evil spirits in particular that it will not tolerate the destruction, looting and burning of private property on any pretext whatsoever.
Therefore, guarantor of the security of life and property, he instructed its members to take all necessary measures to guarantee the right to life and private property by acting within the framework of the law, with the utmost rigor against the thugs who disturb Peace and the security of the country.
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