Monday September 14, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) – While the police demonstrate in the Haitian capital, students from Jérémie (southwest), Jacmel (southeast), Saint-Marc and Gonaives (Artibonite) also demanded Monday the presence of teachers in their establishments, one month after the start of the school year.
Hundreds of students marched through the streets of Jérémie, the main town of the department of Grand Anse, to demand better quality public education, which represents only 20% of the education system. In Gonaives, in Haut Artibonite, the situation was no different.
In Jacmel, some 90 kilometers southeast of the capital, teachers joined the protesters and demanded salary adjustments and arrears of payment.
In this former commercial port of Haiti, there have been clashes between teachers and the police, unionists said.
Meanwhile, in the capital, police are organizing again a demonstration to demand the release of Jean Pascal Alexandre, member of the Brigade against drug trafficking, who was arrested on May 8 for alleged murder, arson, destruction of public property and endangering the security of the State.
Several state and transit vehicles were set on fire in different metropolitan areas of Port-au-Prince, and heavily armed uniformed officers issued an ultimatum to the government for release of their colleague, still imprisoned at the National Penitentiary.
On the sidelines of the demonstrations, the protesters set fire to one of the branches of the Center for reception and issuance of identity documents, located in the nerve center of the 'avenue de Delmas. The issuance of illegal Dermalog cards for rigged elections, according to the opposition, to be possibly scheduled by the government, should be temporarily affected.
In the past two weeks, demonstrations have multiplied in Haiti following the assassination of Monferrier Dorval, president of the Bar, who was shot dead in his home, not far from the official residence of the President of Haiti.
Law students severely criticized the insecurity and denounced the impunity enjoyed by those responsible for crimes, especially gangs and armed gangs denounced in the pay of power.
In fact, the latter group also took to the streets recently to demand the release of a gang leader imprisoned.
The de facto government, for its part, through its Minister of Justice, condemns the acts of violence of recent days and, as usual, promises to tackle insecurity, although san s great result so far, because the federated gangs instituted were supposed to deter any anti-government demonstration.