More Nasty Sheet in Haiti

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7 more dead

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At least seven dead in Haiti after a gang attack on a group of protesters
The number of victims could be higher in the next few hours

Updated Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 8:24 PM

At least seven people died this Saturday at the hands of an armed gang in an attack perpetrated against the members of a march called by a Christian pastor, an event in which more than ten demonstrators were injured and as many were kidnapped.

The attack took place in Canaán, north of the capital, an area fully controlled by a powerful armed group led by Jeff, who routinely challenges the National Police.

According to information circulating in the local press, at the end of the protest, members of the armed gang opened fire on the demonstrators, followers of a pastor named Marcko who intends to put an end to the gangs that terrorize the population.

Several hundred people took part in the protest that started from the church led by Marcko, some wearing T-shirts belonging to the congregation and carrying machetes or sticks in their hands, weapons that could not protect them from the gangs they were demonstrating against.

The number of victims could be higher in the next few hours, according to the local press, which describes the attack perpetrated by the gang as a massacre.

Following the event, various sectors have called on the Haitian National Police to immediately arrest the pastor who called the march.

In recent months, armed gangs have resumed their activities in various regions of the country, including Artibonite and Port-au-Prince, sowing terror day and night, given the inability of the authorities to control the situation, pending the intervention of a multinational force.
 

Ecoman1949

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This is not about religion. The marchers would have suffered the same fate even if the pastor wasn’t involved. No one in their right mind takes on heavily armed gangs with machetes and sticks and yes, the pastor does bear some responsibility for the unwise decision.

It’s about how deeply gang violence has permeated Haitian life. A few months ago citizens marched, killed gang members, and burned their bodies In Port Au Prince. Since then the gangs are more alert to citizens marching against them and gang violence has increased. The cancer of violence is growing in Haiti and will inevitably spread to the DR if left unchecked.

If it actually happens, lets see if Kenyan military intervention has an effect on the violence. If the gangs are certain the Kenyans are coming, they will take every opportunity to inflict much more violence on the Haitian population before their arrival. Life in Haiti will get much worse before it gets better.
 

Ecoman1949

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The Canadian government issued another advisory warning Canadian travellers to stay away from Haiti due to deteriorating security conditions.
 

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For those that don't speak Spanish and might not know, English subtitles can be turned on by clicking the settings "wheel", then "subtitles", "auto-translate", select English from the list of languages:

 
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For those that don't speak Spanish and might not know, English subtitles can be turned on by clicking the settings "wheel", then "subtitles", "auto-translate", select English from the list of languages:

Great tip thanks for letting us know about that
 

Jan

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I read this response on FB today to this newspaper article. Could there be any truth to this response? Please note- this is not my opinion, I am just sharing something interesting that I read.

"Dominican Republic is financing the gang members in Haiti and everybody knows that. When Haiti is unstable, it benefits to the Dominican Republic economy . Tourists do not go to Haiti anymore, but they go to the Dominican Republic. Haiti does not produce food anymore due to the instability. As a result, the Dominican Republic produces more food and sell them to Haiti. I have been to the Dominican Republic many times, it’s a nice country. However, this people have no history. They don’t even know where they came from."

 

bob saunders

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I read this response on FB today to this newspaper article. Could there be any truth to this response? Please note- this is not my opinion, I am just sharing something interesting that I read.

"Dominican Republic is financing the gang members in Haiti and everybody knows that. When Haiti is unstable, it benefits to the Dominican Republic economy . Tourists do not go to Haiti anymore, but they go to the Dominican Republic. Haiti does not produce food anymore due to the instability. As a result, the Dominican Republic produces more food and sell them to Haiti. I have been to the Dominican Republic many times, it’s a nice country. However, this people have no history. They don’t even know where they came from."

Seems like a blame the other person post. Dominicans certainly do know their history, and where they come from as well. The DR benefits more from a stable Haiti.
 
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NanSanPedro

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I read this response on FB today to this newspaper article. Could there be any truth to this response? Please note- this is not my opinion, I am just sharing something interesting that I read.

"Dominican Republic is financing the gang members in Haiti and everybody knows that. When Haiti is unstable, it benefits to the Dominican Republic economy . Tourists do not go to Haiti anymore, but they go to the Dominican Republic. Haiti does not produce food anymore due to the instability. As a result, the Dominican Republic produces more food and sell them to Haiti. I have been to the Dominican Republic many times, it’s a nice country. However, this people have no history. They don’t even know where they came from."

I'm very much pro Haiti. However that diatribe has got to be the dumbest thing I've read in 4 days.
 

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I read this response on FB today to this newspaper article. Could there be any truth to this response? Please note- this is not my opinion, I am just sharing something interesting that I read.

"Dominican Republic is financing the gang members in Haiti and everybody knows that.
Why would anyone outside Haiti finance criminal activities there? They seem to be doing just fine on their own. Just more BS as they haven't accepted responsibility for their actions since mankind started. Why start now.
They just can't stop blaming the DR for all their short comings.
Build the wall