From Monday September 7 to Saturday September 12, 2020, a crazy week, marked in particular by a cascade of demonstrations, punctuated by violent incidents, took place in the country. First, the unionized police officers of the SPNH-17 held, not without difficulty, a march to denounce the arbitrary acts of which police officers are victims on the part of the high command of the national police and the political authorities. The demonstration aimed to denounce, among other things, the decision of the General Inspectorate to dismiss the spokesperson of the Haitian National Police Union (SPNH-17), Abelson Gros-Nègre, a decision deemed illegal and arbitrary. By their movement, the police also intended to demand the release of the police officer Jean Pascal Alexandre, founding member of the SPNH-17, imprisoned since May 8, illegally, according to the protesters who call for an end to the persecutions undertaken against the police officers. , and all kinds of man œ works aiming at the dismantling of their union.
At the same time, that same Monday, students of the Faculty of Law of the State University of Haiti demonstrated in Port-au-Prince to demand justice in favor of Monferrier Dorval, ex-president of Port-au-Prince, assassinated on August 28, in his residence at Pèlerin 5, in Pétion-Ville. This march, which had started from the Faculty of Law, was to end in front of the residence of the deceased, in Pèlerin. However, the students, who were joined by teachers, schoolchildren and members of the public, were unable to reach their destinations. The police, who fired profusely tear gas, therefore dispersed the demonstration along the way. Stones were thrown in the direction of the police who responded with heavy fire from live ammunition. Indeed, on Thursday, September 10, 2020, the Haitian National Police (PNH) dispersed, with tear gas, the start of a student protest movement, to demand justice for Professor Monferrier Dorval, also president of the Order. lawyers from Port-au-Prince, murdered by three bullets, on the evening of Friday, August 28, 2020, in his private residence, in Pèlerin 5, in the same area where President Jovenel Moïse lives, in the town of Pétion -City. Present, during this movement of student protests, the coordinator of the National Union of Haitian Normaliennes and Normaliens (UNNOH), Josué Mérilien, considers the acts of police violence, exerted on students of the UEH, as a reaction of panic of the political regime Tèt Kale in power. “They hired assassins to kill people, because they panicked at the general mobilization of the people. The authorities sent police, accompanied by bandits. ”
For their part, demonstrators set fire to a pick-up registered as the State Service. Others threw stones at the Radio-Television Caraibes premises. No damage was recorded. John Brown Avenue was also the scene of clashes between high school and school children. This situation paralyzed traffic for many hours.
These protest movements continued until Saturday, September 12, with the spontaneous movement of the police demanding the release of the UDMO agents, arrested in the surveillance file. of the president's house. They were going to obtain satisfaction of this demand by the middle of the day. However, several vehicles registered: State Service were charred by the protesters.
Altidor Jean Hervé