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Opposition tried unsuccessfully to join Martelly in Champ-de-Mars

Clearly, the opposition was not invited to the big celebration given in Champ-de-Mars by the Martelly supporters. Not only they were not invited, when they tried to participate regardless, they were confronted with tear gas and gun fire.

The manifestation against the government of Michel Martelly was unable to reach Champ-de-Mars as they were expected to clash with the supporters of the president.

The opposition, headed by MOPOD, MONOP and FOPARK attempted to organize their own demonstration that the three years of Michel Martelly in office instead has to do with misery, corruption, decay.

They insist that they will not go to election with Michel Martelly. As the protest headed to Chand-de mars, Police used Tear gas. Manifestant reacted by breaking everything on the way

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The Business of Public Disturbance and Mass Demonstration in Haiti

Public disturbance, protest and manifestation are totally unique in a country such as Haiti. Anyone can decide to start one at any time, in any place and that is for any reason what so ever.

In Haiti, there are two types of protest or manifestation that are the most successful. You can obtain success in a protest in Haiti by disturbing public services or by financing mass demonstration with Protest Brokers.

Public Service Disturbance:
Public Service disturbance in Haiti is usually obtained with just a few individuals determined to be involved in an act that will have an impact on many individuals, often people not involved in the cause they are protesting about. Imagine you want to start a protest in your neighborhood because you want water, electricity, paved road, etc. This can easily be accomplished by talking to a few friends and organize to block the roads. A road blockage is usually done with burning tires, stones, fire, and any heavy object found in the area.

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Martelly Blames Haitian Mentality for Protests

Haitian President Michel Martelly, responding to the recent spate of violent protests over the high standard of living, joblessness, and chronic corruption within his government, spoke with the European media.

To the charge his government is corrupt, he first blamed the Haitian mentality, but backpedaled to claim advisors of his had already been arrested and that more was to come. However, he did name names.

The protesting in the streets took the forms of rock throwing, tire burning, and shooting. Martelly argues what the citizens want is "unity and jobs, not conflict and further instability." He maintains he is highly motivated to change Haiti, so private investors will be encouraged to develop reconstruction projects.

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Haiti Minimum Wage Protest, not the time nor the place for it

On December 10, 2013, hundreds of Haitian workers in assembly industries demonstrated in Port-au-Prince to demand 500 gourdes as minimum wage. As it is often the case in Haiti, protest often means violence and as you know, the world is watching, potential investors are watching and as the Martelly-Lamothe is working hard to open the door for business in Haiti, we are once again engaging in self-destructive behaviors.

Mezanmi, fok nou sispan detri tet pa nou oui! Si nou vle payi sa mache, se pa pa violans non ke li prale mache. Si nou vle ke Ayisyem pa ale an Dominikani pou ale fè Rasist Dominikin imilye nou plis, se pa nan kraze brize non!

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The protest against Miochel Martelly on December 6, 2013 - VIDEO

Here is the actual video report of the protest against Michel Martelly that took place on Friday, December 6, 2013.

According to several report, there was close to 2000 people in the protest at one point.

Mwen gin yon moun ki di mwen, depi ke ou kapab mete yon bann Rara deyo an Ayiti, ou kapab fè manifestasyon pou ninpot bagay

Eske se vre?

Do you think this kind of ongoing protest could have been that successful in a more developed society where most people are busy working?

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Dr. Maryse Narcisse called Manman Lavalas by the crowd

One of the most important individuals in the anti-government demonstration was Dr Maryse Narcisse. Here is a video of Dr Maryse Narcisse during the manifestation that took place on November 29.

Throughout the march on November 29, Dr. Maryse Narcisse was referred to by the supporting crowd as Manman Lavalas

Not Jean Bertrand Aristide but Dr. Narciss is the face and the spokeperson for the Fanmi Lavalas.

"Sanble Dr. Narciss te pran kek bon Gagan nan Manifestasyon sa"

It appears that the number two in Fanmi Lavalas was obligated to be escorted to her car as the crowd was heavy.

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Haitians en Route to U.S. Embassy met barricades, tear gas

Another day of protest came and went in Haiti. Thousands of Haitians demonstrated on November 29, 2013 to demand that President Michel Martelly steps down.

This time the objectives of the protest were to ask the US Government to stop supporting the government of Michel Martelly and also to commemorate the election day massacre in Ruelle Vaillant.

Senator Moise Jean Charles wanted to meet uncle Sam; However, it did not happen. The group that went to march in front of the US Embassy met instead Riot police who blocked the area with barricades water cannon.

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Anti Martelly protest underway to commemorate Ruelle Vaillant Massacre

It has been reported that the protest is well and they are in direction to the American Embassy as promised. There is also report that another major protest is currently taking place in the city of Cap-Haitian as well. They are close to Gerals Bataille

Here is a step by step report of the protest:

2:00 PM: Heavy police presence at the crossroads Fleuriot, the main road leading to the US Embassy in Por-au-Prince.
The police dispersed with tear gas protesters who wanted to reach the US Embassy. Another leg of the protesters headed by Fanmi Lavalas party Maryse Narcisse went to Ruelle Vaillant.

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Moise Jean Charles, Woue Pa Woue, Manifestasyon Douvan Ambasad

According to Moise Jean Charles, the anti-government demonstration will take place at the U.S. Embassy in Tabarre November 29. They will be in Tabarre to give a message to the US Ambassador. Moise Jean Charles wants the Americans to come and remove Michel martelly from office.

Mezanmi Moise Jean Charles di li Pap Fe bak. Vle pa Vle, Woue Pa Woue, Pare Pa pare, Randevou devan Ambasad. Mezanmi Gin gro neg oui nan payi sa.

According to Moise Jean charles after unsuccessful attempt to meet the children of Petion in Petion-Ville, the children of Dessalines will meet Uncle sam

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Agriculture Minister Thomas Jacques Promotes Banana Production

At this year's World Food Day in Haiti the theme was "Sustainable food systems at the service of food security and nutrition". Minister of Agriculture, Thomas Jacques, spoke on banana production, which has declined noticeably within the last two decades. The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture issued a report, citing banana production was under 450,000 metric tons by 2009. In 1999 banana production was 600,000 metric tons.

Bananas are one of the largest-volume exports Haiti has had in the past, and Jacques hopes for resurgence in banana production and consumption in the future. With funds available to up banana production, employment opportunities would increase and food insufficiency decrease.

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