Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Video: Haiti protesters demand Martelly's resignation in 'Operation Burkina Faso' - RT Ruptly

Protesters calling for the ousting of Haitian President Michel Martelly and for the release of prisoners, which they allege are being held for political reasons, marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday as part of "Operation Burkina Faso," named after the African nation where a series of protests in late October and early November led to the nation's president fleeing. Armed police prevented protesters from entering the National Palace.

The protest, which also included a traditional Haitian voodoo ceremony, comes after three people were shot in a demonstration in Port-au-Prince on Nov. 18. Haiti has not held elections since 2011, despite promises by Martelly to do so. Presidential elections are slated to take place in October 2015.

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