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Haiti - Demonstration : 16 wounded, 1 dead, vandalism and clashes
21/10/2019 11:46:59

Haiti - Demonstration : 16 wounded, 1 dead, vandalism and clashes
Sunday reponding to the call of a collective of artists among which the rapper Izolan, of the group Barikad Crew, King Kino as well as the religious leader Protestant Mackenson Dorilas self proclaimed "Prophet" https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-29056-icihaiti-religionthe-crisis-in-the-country-would-be-the-work-of-an-evil-spirit.html , several thousand people went down once again on the street to demand the resignation of the President Jovenel Moïse.

The march walked the streets of the Champ-de-Mars, Lalue, Nazon, Carrefour airport, Delmas road to return to the Champ-de-Mars after made an incursion to Petion-Ville.

Three musical floats, on which were popular singers and several bands of rara, animated an over-excited and jubilant crowd of imposing, festive-looking demonstrations that carried the demands of the artists and the population against the Government.

A group of demonstrators disassociated themselves from this festive atmosphere chanting "nou pa nan kanaval, ne vle revolisyon". Comedian Matyas also declared that the time was not carnival estimating that "Artists should not ride on a tank as they do. They must go down to the streets to walk alongside the people."

According to rapper Izolan, "There will not always be march on Sundays. We have other strategies to be announced soon."

Burning used tires were erected at the corner of Martin Luther King Avenue and Lalue. In Pétion-ville demonstrators tried to burn several businesses and businesses, the intervention of police and firefighters helped avoid the worst.

A dead body of a young man shot dead, was discovered not far from the General Direction of the National Police of Haiti in Pétion-Ville

Clashes between protesters and the police who used tear gas and rubber bullets were reported in Pétion-ville and Delmas. A truck was burned at Lalue and several private vehicles were vandalized.

Several people were injured when the driver of the tank truck to "Prophet" Mackenson who was broadcasting evangelical songs to his followers and demonstrators and praying for demons to come out of the head of President Moïse lost control of his vehicle on oil spilled on the roadway, at the Pan American level hitting protesters, causing 16 injuries and causing panic. 8 wounded were transported to the hospital Peace of Delmas and the 8 others to the Hospital Eliazar Germain de Pétion-ville.

TB/ PI/ S/ HaitiLibre

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