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Haiti - FLASH : Reaction of the Prime Minister to the bloody failure of the assault on Village de Dieu
Reaction of Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe :
"It was given to us to live, with dismay, this current Friday March 12, through images published on social networks, the inhumanity and barbarism that inhabit the members of the armed gangs and their supporters in the Village de Dieu. Young police officers at the service of the Republic were massacred while carrying out their security duties; their corpse soiled by these lawless terrorists.
Their only action was to regain control of the security of the Village de Dieu and guarantee the safety of the population by seeking to subdue the members of the armed gangs which sow terror in the country.
These sickening acts are without justification. They can only revolt human conscience and lift up any man in love with the minimum of humanity and respectful of life. The Government of the Republic condemns them energetically and without any reservation.
Faced with this tragedy, the government salutes the courage of our valiant police officers who sacrifice themselves every day for our security and pays homage to these martyrs of freedom, murdered and fallen in the active service of the Republic. The population is invited to honor their memory by all means and thus show their solidarity with the Police and the rejection of armed gangs which sow death and desolation in families, their sponsors as well as their accomplices in whatever environment they are or belong.
The Government offers its heartfelt condolences to the parents, families, friends and colleagues of the murdered police officers, and takes this opportunity to thank all the citizens of goodwill, and particularly the nursing staff of the Bernard MEVS hospital, who have spared no effort to provide care and help to our police officers injured and traumatized during these unfortunate events.
This situation calls us all, citizens, political, social, religious, state leaders, to reflection, to decision, to solidarity to face this threat against what represents our most precious common good, security. The Government renews its commitment to prosecute all members of armed gangs, these terrorists, to assume its responsibilities and to take the necessary decisions.
Beyond well-founded or partisan criticisms, we must recognize that the Nation faces all dangers. A bundle of all the moral forces of society becomes necessary to save the Republic through this imperative agreement, through dialogue, as difficult as it may be, which is likely to sideline swimmers in troubled water and supporters of chaos and anarchy in favor of petty interests.
Port-au-Prince, March 12, 2021 Joseph JOUTHE"