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- Apr 12, 2019
Haitians protest against government call for foreign intervention
Several people were shot and one person was reported to have been killed during the rallies.
Thousands of people in the crisis-torn Haiti have taken to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince against the government’s decision to seek foreign military assistance to quell gang-related violence, with police using tear gas to disperse protesters.
Demonstrators on Monday shouted against the “foreign occupation” and demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who on Friday asked international partners for “the immediate deployment of a specialised armed force, in sufficient quantity” to stop the “criminal actions” of armed gangs across the country.
‘No military intervention’ in Haiti, Florida Haitian groups say
A group of Haitian community and religious organizations said Oct. 11 there should be no military intervention in Haiti
MIAMI — A group of Haitian community and religious organizations said Oct. 11 there should be no military intervention in Haiti and that the Biden Administration should take action against Haiti's ruling class in responding to their homeland’s current crisis.
“This crisis that has put Haiti on the brink is a staged effort to direct intervention,” said Leonie Hermantin, director of development and communications at Sant La.
“Intervention means that there will be no system change,” she said. “Intervention means that people will not be able to fight for justice, for the just transparent government that they want that everybody else has.”
Those Haitians I talk to are split on this. I'm not sure where I sit. I hate seeing what is happening now but if the US and Canada back Ariel then nothing will ever change.