Martelly, his wife, Sophia, and the prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, attended a church ceremony in the northern city of Cap-Haitien, the site of another, smaller protest. Yesterday was a national holiday in Haiti, commemorating a battle that led to the country\’s independence from France in 1804.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti on Saturday urged the president and opposition parties to sort out their differences peacefully. Tension between Martelly and opponents stems in part from the failure to hold national and local elections, now two years overdue. The UN, the US and others have pressured officials to organise the vote before end of the year, but it is unlikely to happen until 2014.
Protesters also accuse Martelly\’s government of corruption. via | The Guardian