Haitians in Santiago demanded the removal of consul Ralph Hipolitte

The Haitians are protesting in the Dominican Republic. Not for what you might think. They are not protesting against the Dominican Government for mistreatment. This time, they are protesting against one of their owns.


On January 22, 2013, a group of Haitians, including students, migrant workers and religious leaders, gathered in front of the Haitian Consulate in Santiago and forced the Consulate to close its doors for at least for part of the day. They were demanding the removal of Consul Ralph Hipolitte whom they have accused for being involvement in criminal activities such as selling fake identities to Haitian criminals.

According to Dominicantoday.com, The president of the Association of Haitian Students in the Dominican Republic, Asley Fils, accused the Haitian consul in the Dominican Republic of helping Haitian criminals to hide there. Asley Fils also reported to the Dominica press that some of these criminals have escaped from prison and used other people's passports to travel.

The group protesting wants Haitian President Michel Martelly to investigation these allegation on Consul Ralph Hipolitte.

Source: Dominicantoday.com

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