Protesters lit fiery barricades of discarded tires on one of the busiest streets as they called for Martelly’s departure from office. Demonstrators also tore down posters and billboards bearing the leader’s face and burned those too. Pro-Martelly groups held separate marches, and the two sides took turns throwing rocks at each other as riot police dispensed canisters of tear gas.
“We are moving forward to removing him from power and won’t stop until he leaves,” said demonstrator Jean Daniel.
Martelly, his prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, and the first lady attended a church ceremony in the northern city of Cap-Haitien, the site of another, smaller protest on Monday, a national holiday that commemorates Haiti’s final battle before it secured independence from France in 1804. via – The Washington Post.