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Violent demonstrations ‘shake’ Haiti

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Violent demonstrations ‘shake’ Haiti

The opposition party Committed to Development called for a mobilization for three consecutive days in Haiti to demand the resignation of interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry and liberate the nation kidnapped by the governments of the United States, Canada, France and the Core Group.

“There is a lot of uncertainty because they announced demonstrations, mobilizations, strikes… It is a bit of an expression of the population’s fatigue and indignation: after 30 months of a totally illegal and illegitimate provisional government, living conditions are terrible from the point of view of economically, socially, and insecurity has worsened. So it is a bit the expression of the population’s rejection of this form of government and the form of domination of North American imperialism,” Camille Chalmers, professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of Port-au-Prince, explains to RFI.

The current protests in Haiti have generated a certain confusion among the population, since among the promoters of these mobilizations stand out the former police officer and now paramilitary leader Guy Philippe, in turn one of the promoters of the 2004 coup d’état, and the former senator Jean-Charles Moïse, the greatest leader of the opposition.

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Smaller protests were reported in Port-au-Prince, with dozens of protesters gathering in front of Henry’s office before police dispersed them with tear gas.

Among the protesters was presidential candidate and former prime minister Claude Joseph, captured on video wiping his face as his supporters shouted: “We will not stop!”

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In several regions of the country, banks, schools and government agencies have been closed and public transportation has been paralyzed. In the capital, Port-au-Prince, the Police dispersed dozens of people who gathered in front of the leader’s office with tear gas, AP reports.

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