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Haiti - FLASH : Demonstration of the radical opposition, violence, vandalism, several victims and extensive damage
19/11/2020 09:31:25

Haiti - FLASH : Demonstration of the radical opposition, violence, vandalism, several victims and extensive damage
On Wednesday November 18, 2020, several thousand people responding to the call of the radical opposition took action to demand the unconditional resignation of President Moïse. Demonstrations that quickly degenerated into violence and vandalism.

In several towns in Jacmel provinces, Les Cayes, Mirebalais, Saint-Marc and other regions have reported demonstrations of several hundred people against the ruling power.

Several demonstrators were injured, at least two of them by gunfire during a clash with the police, causing panic among the population. A young protester was reportedly shot dead by bullets of undetermined origin not far from the West Departmental Directorate of the Haitian National Police (PNH), sparking the fury of protesters

Many vehicles were vandalized or set on fire, including a police vehicle. Two petrol pumps were partially set on fire in Delmas 69

The security forces intervened on several occasions on the road to Delmas, in Nazon and in the Champ de Mars to disperse the demonstrators with tear gas...

Protesters threw stones and bottles at the police who responded by throwing tear gas grenades at Delmas 48, real bullets were reportedly reported by witnesses

Several arrests have taken place, however no official report has yet been published....

In Delmas in the early afternoon, several hundred demonstrators led by Moise Jean Charles, the leader of the radical opposition of the "Pitit Dessalin" party, took over the management of the American Embassy. Law enforcement broke up the protesters forcing a roadblock close to the US Embassy.

Jean-Charles Moïse accompanied by a few relatives and supervised by security agents was authorized to go to the Embassy where he vigorously delivered a message "[...] Today we want to tell the whole world that it is the American government which imposes presidents on us, which destroys national production and condones insecurity through fraudulent elections [...] I come to grant a one week delay to the Americans, to Jovenel Moïse, to the Core group, to the Unibank, to the Sogebank. [...] If nothing is done we will make the revolution in the country and we will not be responsible for the damage [...]"

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