Thousands of demonstrators marched Wednesday in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Price to protest ongoing mistreatment of Haitians living in the nearby Dominican Republic, reports said. The protest unfolded just days after a Haitian immigrant was found lynched in a public square located in the Dominican Republic city of Santiago.
Local lawyers and civil rights groups joined forces to organize the march, which remained largely peaceful, according to the Associated Press. No arrests were made as citizens from all walks of life waved Haitian flags and marched on the Dominican Embassy.
“Despite our diversity, despite our differences, we are a country, we exist and we deserve respect. We are neighbors, sharing the same island. The question of racism and barbarism need to be finished with on this island,” said Monsignor Pierre-Andre Dumas, one of the march’s organizers, according to the Miami Herald. via International Business Times