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iciHaiti - Petit-Goâve : Police repression during the 2nd day of the lawyers' demonstration
24/02/2021 08:45:06

iciHaiti - Petit-Goâve : Police repression during the 2nd day of the lawyers' demonstration
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the lawyers of the order of Petit-Goâve in gowns reinforced by members of civil society organizations, citizens, opposition activists and sympathizers, teachers, took to the streets to demand for the second day in a row the immediate release of Me Abbias Edumé kidnapped in Delmas (port-au-Prince), Wednesday February 17 https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-33055-icihaiti-insecurity-2-lawyers-kidnapped-in-48-hours.html

Strong tensions at the bottom of Morne Tapion between the police and the demonstrators following, a first time to an altercation and a second time when the demonstrators tried to block the national road #2 with stones and a piece of wood post. Police used tear gas and unidentified protesters responded with stone throws.

Journalist photographer Wilson Norré was hit by a tear gas canister on the left side, journalist and lawyer Marie José took cover by lying down on her stomach to protect herself.

Angry fellow lawyers lay on the ground to protest the behavior of the police, condemning police brutality, insulting law enforcement officers, accusing them of being an accomplice to the bandits...

Protesters threw stones again and police fired into the air to disperse the crowd and regain control of the situation.

Me Emmanuel Sanon and the baton Me Milord Anthony, had to intervene to restore calm.

Have participted in this march among others the venerable past Maître, lawyer Lenaud Sauveur, Me Fadael, Me Alcide Laguerre, Me Batista Louis Frantz, Me Gétheau Lindor, ex-mayor Délor Desgranges, Me Guyto Mathieu, Me Eugène Raymond, Me Louicéus Emmanuel...

IH/ iciHaiti /Guyto Mathieu (Correspondent Petit-Goâve)

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