Thousands of People in Cap-Haitian in the Street against Michel Martelly

On Friday, September 21, 2012, thousands of people took to streets in the second city of Haiti, Cap-Haitian, to demonstrate against Martelly - Lamothe government. Barricades made of tires, stones and garbage were erected in several areas of the city. Traffic was difficult in many areas and in the neighborhood of La Fossettete and Cite Lescot where the tires were burning, impossible.


The people demonstrating were throwing slogans to show their dissatisfaction with the current policy of the government. They chanted against recent increase in food price and government corruption. Some of the people in the crowd were asking for Martelly to leave the government.

According to reporters who were present at the manifestation, the situation took a turn to the worst after an alleged supporter of Michel Martelly threw stones on the manifestation and some people in the crowd reacted. Haiti National Police and MINUSTAH became involved by firing tear gas to disperse the manifestation.

The National Police of Haiti and MINUSTAH fired into the air and sent tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

This protest in the City of Cap-Haitian followed one the day before in the city of Les Cayes. According to news reporters from Cayes, that demonstration was organized to protest against the high cost of food as well.

This seems to me like an old movie that I have been watching over and over again!

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