Haiti - FLASH : Police protesters set fire to Champ-de-Mars
In the early evening on the Champ-de-Mars on the sidelines of a demonstration organized by the police, hooded men claiming to be the police offciers and wearing red T Shirts with a PNH inscription, launched Molotov cocktails on several stands intended to the festivities of the National Carnival 2020 (23, 24, 25 February 2020) at the Champ-de-Mars. Grandstands to accommodate the presidency, dignitaries and distinguished guests, as well as the stand of the Town Hall of Port-au-Prince, which was practically completed, were completely destroyed, the fire spread to almost all the stands under construction in proximity.
Bursts of automatic weapons were also heard in the Champ-de-Mars area. Police demonstrators said they planned to disrupt the carnival festivities if the General Police Directorate did not authorize the creation of their union.
Although pro-union leaders within the PNH have distanced themselves from these acts of extreme vandalism, other police have confirmed that colleagues have followed through on threats to boycott the carnival.
It should be noted that during these acts of destruction, no police force intervened to put an end to it...
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