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FRASH - Protest following Jude Celestin News conference

A Protest organized by supporters of several presidential candidates this afternoon was folded by Cimo who threw gas to dispers the crowd. The protest started around delmas 60, following a conference to the media given by candidate Jude Celestin, rejecting the preliminary election results. Tire were burning in areas around the capital. The protesters removed all campaign pictures belonging to the PHTK candidate Jovenel Moise along the way, until they were

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One group was coming from Rue timace, another group was comiong from Carrefour feuille. One well recognized person taking part of the protest was Ikolan from the famous Rap Kreyòl band Barikad Crew. The crowd was estimated at several thousands.

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Violence in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitian, following Election Results

Several incidents of violence were reported in the Capital and in Cap-Haitian. In Portail Leogane, Martissant, caseau, Centre, Delmas 33, Lalue, San Fil, Chanp de Mars, instances of tire burning, gun fires and stones throwing immediately after the results and throughout the evening. Traffic was almost non existent, people were avoiding these areas. Boyd units were out in force to counter the protests. Same situation in Route Nationale #1

In Cap-Haitian, a total of 10 arrests were made. Several incidents have been recorded there. There was a strong Police presence all over the city. Specially in Quartier Samary, Shada, Lafossette, Kanasa and Foujrol, gun fires and rock throwing were common throughout the evening. in "Rue 20", from letter L all the way to letter N Police presence was very strong. This is an area where the Pitit Desalin candidate, Moise Jean Charles, has lots of supporters. In "Lotbo Pont" may gun shots were also heard in several Cites surrendering the city.

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Population set fire to customs building in Anse-a-Pitre

In Anse-à-Pitre, goods arrived from the border town of Pedernales were confiscated by Haitian authorities as tey are enforcing the ban. Hungry and angry the population in Anse-à-Pitre set fire to the customs building in town. The ban imposed by the Haitian government on ground transportation has not been well received by the population of Anse-à-Pitre. The population today reacted by protesting with a street demonstration. Stones were throwing and in some part of the town of Anse-à-Pitre, the protesters set fire to the customs building and tires.

It appears that the Haitian government is unable to address the needs of the population short of these products arriving from the border. The Haitian president has requested to meet the Dominican president as a way to address the problem.

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The city of Arcahaie on fire as cars, buildings continue to burn

The birth place the Haitian flag is on fire. The population of the city of Arcahaie continues to demand a retreat of the recent decree taken by President Michel Martelly. The latest casualties in the protest include three public buildings burned on Friday. Arcahaie Tax Office, the municipal palace and the vice delegates office for the district were all set in flame by the population. Yesterday(Monday), another bus of the company Dignite was burned and several privately owned cars.

In addition, Route National 1 continued to be blocked, paralyzing transportation between some major cities and the Capital. Gunfires are heard days and nights.

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Opposition to disrupt economic activities in Haiti for the Holiday season

Street demonstration against the government of Michel Martelly will intensify during Christmas and new year holidays in Haiti. The radical opposition and Fanmi Lavalas stated that there will be no truce as they intend to disrupt all economic activities in Haiti during the period.

Street protests have already been scheduled for December 24 and 25, as well as January 1, 2015, to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly from power

Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran

Mezanmi, samble nou aprale passe yon move Nwel an Ayiti. Opozisyion-a decide pou Nwel ak Premye Janjie pa psee bien di tou. Yo deja programe manifestasyon pou 24, 25 Decem ak Premye Janvie nan payi-a

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Anti-government protest on the day of Battle of Vertieres turns violent

Violence breaks out during Anti-Government Protest

The Martelly-Lamothe government is passing a fourth year of not holding state and local elections, and anti-government forces have taken to the streets to protest the government's inaction. In a clash between pro- and anti-government protestors in the Delmas 32 neighborhood, both sides hurled rocks and verbal accusations at each other. The riot grew out of control in no time and shots were fired, wounding three people, one sustaining serious injuries.

The Haitian National Police (HNP) used tear gas on the protestors, causing the majority of them to leave the area. When newspaper journalists tried to question Frantz Lerebours, HNP spokesman, to find out if any arrests were made, he could not verify any information for them. The protestors having moved on, continued marching, calling for Martelly's resignation. Apparently disenfranchised, they also demanded their constitutional rights to vote in the forever-pending elections.

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Vle Pa Vle, Fo Lale, an Ongoing Theme in Haitian Protest

Have you ever noticed that more than 90 percent of protests and manifestations in Haiti is about one thing, the complete removal of the current government. What you often hear during Haitian protests are "Vle Vle, Fo Lale" or "Rache Manyok-ou Bay Ter-a Blanch". This has been the history in Haiti.

Have they been successful with Vle Pa Vle, Fo Lale?
Very much so. So far, I have witnessed many of their wishes to be met. They have been able to get ride of some people in position of power. One thing I have not seen however is an improvement on the lives of the people who put so much efforts in forcing these changes. They burn tires, break car windows,

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Opposition plans Big Demonstrations October 26, 2014, Proposed election Day

Expect life to be very difficult this Sunday, October 26, 2014, as the opposition plans huge street protest in several cities in Haiti. This was the date the election was expected to be held; however, due to ongoing conflicts between the executive and some Senators, it was not possible.

Organizers of the Demonstration have demanded that the participants take their identification card and a red card for "vote". The red card is to be issued to the government of Martelly

Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran

Mezanmi, jodi 26 Oktob sa, si manman pitit pa beswin, li pa dwe soti nan lary-a. Moun opozisyon yo di yo prale soty pou yo bay Gouvenman Martelly sa "Kat Rouj".

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Confrontation on the Anniversary of 1991 military coup against Jean Bertrand Aristide

If anyone had hoped to spend a quiet day in Port-au-Prince on September 30, that was not the case. On this important date which marks the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide, the country's Capital was anything but peaceful.

Large crowd of Lavalas supporters attempts to march from the church where Aristide led services when he was a Catholic priest to his house in Tabarre. However, well equiped riot police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protest

Kreyol pale, Kreyol kompran.

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Fierce opponent of Martelly-Lamothe government, Rony Timothee, arrested

On of the leaders of the opposition of the government of Michel Martelly has been put out of commission on the eve of a major protest. Rony Timothee was placed in custody in Petion-Ville.

The leader of the Lavalas FOPARK party, Rony Timothee, a fierce opponent of the Martelly / Lamothe government, received his arrest on Saturday afternoon in a location not far from Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

According to Radio Kiskeya, Rony Timothee was taken to the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police ( DCPJ ), the later placed in custody at the police station in Petion -Ville .

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