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Haiti - FLASH : Panic and violent demonstration of «police offciers» in Port-au-Prince
20/02/2020 08:04:06

Haiti - FLASH : Panic and violent demonstration of «police offciers» in Port-au-Prince
On Wednesday afternoon, a few hundred demonstrators, including police officiers and individuals wearing red T-shirts with a PNH inscription, including some hooded, demonstrated violently in the streets firing in the air and launching hostile slogans against the Prime Minister Lapin and Normil Rameau the Director General ai of the National Police of Haiti (PNH).

The demonstrators demanded the reinstatement of the 5 dismissed police officers, including policewoman Yanick Joseph, coordinator of the union movement https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30061-haiti-flash-5-police-officers-dismissed-for-indiscipline-attack-on-the-honor-of-the-pnh-and-acts-of-vandalism.html

Barricades of flaming tires have been erected on several roads in the capital blocking traffic. Thick black smoke was visible on the roads of the capital where sporadic gunfire was heard causing panic among the population.

In Delmas, unidentified individuals forced under the threat of the drivers to leave their private vehicle to make barricades with them, without the PNH patrols intervening to restore order...

Arriving at the Champ-de-Mars, the demonstrating police fired numerous shots near the National Palace, without provoking reactions from either the riot unit, nor the polic forcee visible on the spot, or the soldiers ensuring the security of the FAd'H headquarters.

Subsequently, the very motivated demonstrators, went to the Stadium Sylvio Cator by taking the street Oswald Durand without being worried. 24 hours after the confirmation of the Prime Minister ai Lapin of the maintenance of the Carnival https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-30064-icihaiti-politic-the-national-carnival-2020-maintained-in-port-au-prince.html , despite the arson of the stands https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30051-haiti-flash-police-protesters-set-fire-to-champ-de-mars.html these armed "police officers" set fire to several musical tanks parked at the Sylvio Cator stadium in the early evening, causing damage not yet assessed and the destruction of several generators...

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