Haitian gov't criticizes rallies of armed gangs
9 de julio de 2020, 17:48Port-au-Prince, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) Haiti's Justice Minister Luclame Delile described on Thursday as unacceptable the actions of gangs that marched through various capital's neighborhoods carrying rifles and other weapons.
On a press conference, the minister asked the Police to do everything possible to track down the 'bandits,' who live with impunity in the vulnerable communes of the country.
On Tuesday, the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince experienced strong tension marked by bursts of gunfire, barricades and the closure of some arteries.
The rally, to which supporters joined, denounced the blockade of various sections of streets by the government, to stop its actions against the population, in addition to criticizing the new penal code.
Protesters occupied the route of the airport, in addition to vulnerable communes such as Cite Soleil, Delmas, Bicentanario and Martissant, which forced the closure of State and private institutions. However, the police presence was minimal, drawing fierce criticism from political activists.
On Monday, the Nou pap Domi website (We will not sleep) arranged a peaceful sit-in at the Ministry of Justice that was repressed with tear gas, while human rights organizations criticized 'police brutality' to stop protests advocating against insecurity.
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