Eighth Week of Anti-Government Protests Begins in Haiti

Although the Caribbean nation is moving towards its eighth week of protests, President Jovenel Moïse refuses to resign. Meanwhile, the number of fatalities in the mobilization days is 42, according to the UN.

On Monday November 4, Haiti entered into its eighth week of protests against the government of the president of that Caribbean nation, Jovenel Moïse.

Haitians demand the immediate resignation of the president and, to advance in the protest, the main opposition organization has set a curfew that went into force last Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (local time).

“The fight will take place with discipline, order and conviction. It will not be a battle against the people, but a battle with the people and for the people,” announced the opposition bench of Haiti.

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The prohibition of free transit was announced by the spokesperson of the Alternative Consensus Organization for the Refoundation of Haiti, André Michel, who pointed out that it is a democratic assault against Moïse’s management.

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Port-au-Prince and other cities in Haiti remain blocked by the implementation of barricades to prevent the free transit of vehicles and bystanders. | Photo: EFE

On the other hand, the Consensual Alternative leadership called on the Haitian community to remain protected during the development of this national curfew.

“Whether you are in Port-au-Prince, Pétion-Ville, Delmas or Carrefour, stay at home, we must stop adding victims to our ranks,” Michel urged.

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On the other hand, a coalition of parties and social organizations promulgated a statement in which they suggest the appointment of a judge of Cassation and a Council of State to carry out the annulment of government sentences and generate a climate of peace amid the crisis facing Haiti.

Some 44 mayors of this nation call for the signing of an official document that demarcates the policies and strategies that should be applied to ensure the transition to stability throughout the Haitian territory.

According to a recent United Nations report, 42 deaths have been reported in the last seven weeks of protests in Haiti, most of them from gun shots.

Featured image: The opposition claimed that the power belongs to the people and that the citizens are the standard bearers of this so-called democratic assault against Moïse. | Photo: EFE

Source URL: Telesur

Translated by JRE/EF