Wednesday, December 18, 2013

10 Steps to Dictatorship in Haiti

At great personal risk Haitians demonstrated massively in cities throughout the country on September 30 and October 17, calling for President Michel Martelly to step down. Both dates commemorate important coup d’etats in Haitian history.

By choosing these historically significant dates, the Haitian grassroots majority is clearly saying they want an end to the 10-year military occupation that has followed the coup that overthrew elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on February 29, 2004. Martelly’s police force brutally broke up some demonstrations with tear gas and beatings.

Demonstrators have reported the police used a very “powerful” gas, which surprised them in its potency and aerial reach.

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