Thousands in Haiti Say: ‘Martelly Must Go!’ » Around the world » Workers World

1403236_597369196977928_682163414_oDemonstrators throughout Haiti marked the day by calling for the removal of the venal, corrupt and repressive President Michel Martelly. He was imposed by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Protesters also called out, “Down with Minustah!” referring to the U.N.’s so-called “peacekeeping” force, which has occupied Haiti since 2004, when it took over from U.S., French and Canadian forces.

Several contingents converged at the demonstration in the capital of Port-au-Prince, which the Nov. 22 issue of Haïti-­Liberté estimates was attended by between 10,000 and 50,000 people. The march began in a working-class community downtown and proceeded through Delmas up Rue Panaméricaine to Petion-ville, a suburb with wealthy sections that rival gated communities in the ­United States for their opulence; it’s home to some of the most fervent ­Martelly supporters. via  Workers World1412725_597374353644079_557360149_o.


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