Here is a picture of the protest following the 2010 Haiti election. The crowd was protesting for their candidate Michel Martelly who was not allowed to participate in the 2010 Election runoff.
Michel Martelly was urged to talk to the population in the streets to calm them. Due to security reasons, he was not allowed to do it in public. Instead, Sweet Micky went on National radio to thank the crowd and to be on the look out for infiltration
Here is a picture of the newly renovated Ciné TRIOMPHE. During a protest against the government of Michel Martelly the protesters took their frustrations on the new movie theater by vandalizing it. Many glass windows were broken by rock throwers
The rehabilitation and modernization of the "Triumph" (earlier it was called Ciné Théâtre Triomphe ), in a construction of seismic building built, began in December 2012 with a cost of around US$7 million and it was first scheduled to reopen on February 2014. However, after a series of rescheduling, the work of renovation was completed and was awaiting for inauguration in December 2014. For several years there was no proper theater in Haiti. The renovated 'Triumph' includes three areas, two movie theaters and a place reserved for conferences. Its first room has a capacity of 450 seats and a scene that can support 50 performers at a time. The second room can accommodate 306 people. Both of them have been equipped with state of the art audio and video equipments. The theater also houses well furnished, all-inclusive dressing rooms. However, on December 18, while the renovated movie house was awaiting the official inauguration, some Aristide vandals came and smashed the place into an unusable state. This is an exhibit of Aristide's power politics and Lavalas welfare philosophy for people of Haiti!
Here is a picture of the statue for Haitian born Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable as it was recently the subject of vandalism. It was marked by black paint likely to prove a point on this Martin Luther King anniversary. The paint was successfully removed without any permanent damage
The Haitian born DuSable is credited for actually creating this major city of Chicago by opening Chicago's first trading post and settlement in the 1770s
A bust of Chicago's founder, born in ST. Marc, Haiti, was set upon by vandals during the anniversary of Martin Luther King. the statue is of Jean-Baptiste Point DuSable, who opened a trading post, the first in the city, driving people to the unsettled area in the 1770's. While the damage wasn't permanent, the defacing of the statue, in these racially sensitive times, has some thinking the prank had dire connotations, especially since it happened around Martin Luther King Day. The black paint, sprayed around the eyes of the statue, was removed with no permanent damage done to the bust.
Here is the picture of a car being damaged during a violent demonstration in Haiti.
Amidst the pandemonium of the protest that degenerated into stone-throwing, the property damage caused has yet to be estimated. The crowd followed a cavalcade of the government's as they moved through the towns of Port-au-Prince on October 26, 2014. Soon, the stone throwing began and the security forces retaliated with bullets and tear gas. Valuable property including a car window were apparently damaged in the melee, though the true extent of the damage is, as yet, untallied.
Here is a picture of a Street Protester removing the picture of President Michel Martelly.
Anti-government protest in Haiti
The incident followed a series of other demonstrations in the weeks leading up to it, showing the dissatisfaction of a fraction of the population with the current administration. Despite the reports being made about the government's strides in improving the living conditions of the country's people, the protest accused them of just the opposite. The opposition further accused the government of far-flung corruption, for doing very little to ease poverty, and for the rising cost of living in the country.
As many of these charges are still flung at the Martelly Government one year later, it is no wonder the protesting, like that witnessed in late October 2014, continues. Added to those old charges is, of course, the new one of the purposeful delay of the long-awaited elections.
Here is a picture of a private car being set on fire during a violent Street Protest in Haiti
Anti-government protest in Haiti has turned violent
It was a battle between bullets and stones in the country's capital of Port-au-Prince on Thursday November 7, 2013. The situation then was much like the recent incident in Petit Goave where political unrest led to a clash between protesters and the security forces.
Back in 2013, a peaceful procession of about 3,000 began marching in the morning through the towns of the capital. They were demanding that the country's leader, President Michel Martelly, resign his post, but were reportedly met with people who hurled stones at them from alleys and rooftops. This initial chaos led to a greater one still, as police intervened with the use of tear gas, but were met by the protesters throwing stones back at them. The entire melee ended only after the group of protesters fled to nearby Petion-ville.
Close to 1, 500 people were in attendance of the 2013 staging of the 2nd annual Carnival of Flowers (Carnival des Fleurs). The festivities, which lasted for three days, from Sunday July 28th to Tuesday the 30th raised the eyebrows and the ire of more than a few critics; so much so, a few hundred of them attended the festivities solely to make their protestations heard. They cite their problem as the Carnival being a misappropriation of funds.
The ire of the protestors who attended the Carnival des Fleurs was piqued by the decision of the President, Michel Martelly, to host the festival this year. Their grouse is with the estimated $2.2 million it took to fund the carnival, which many view as a non-productive, unnecessary waste of money that could have been used in any one of the other hundreds of needy sectors of the economy. While openly in opposition to the revelry going on at the Carnival, the protestors, paradoxically, added to the number of patrons at the festival.
Here is a picture oth the Haitian Deputy Arnel Belizaire. He has decided to take arms against any possible attack.
In this picture presented here, the Deputy publicly is showing force by carrying an assault weapon at a Manifestation in Port-au-Prince.
Recently, Arnel Belizaire launched an Operation called "Janl Parcel Pass." meaning he doesn't care how it ends up. He said that after several manifestations ended up with the Haitian Police getting involved to break the with tear gaz and violence