Resist him with unwavering faith, knowing that the same sufferings are imposed on your brothers and sisters in the world. “ Prepare zam nou. Revolisyon an komanse. File manchèt nou. Revolisyon an komanse “, chanted the demonstrators on the Delmas Highway on Monday, September 14, 2020, to demand the departure of the power in place and justice for Me Monferrier Dorval. Students, pupils, teachers, trade unionists, activists are victims of intimidation by the police. In recent days, student protests to demand justice for Bâtonnier Monferrier Dorval, assassinated on Friday August 28, high school students who demanded the presence of teachers in classrooms and teachers who demanded better working conditions have been violently repressed by the police. At Carrefour Vincent, the tension mounted, the residents of the area mobilized to demand the release of political prisoners, including Arnel Bélizaire and Killick, incarcerated at the National Penitentiary for months.
Phantom 509, creates terror in Port-au-Prince and its surroundings
After having paralyzed several municipalities in the metropolitan area, on Saturday September 12, 2020, to demand the release of the five officers of the Departmental Unit and Maintenance of Order (UDMO), incarcerated as part of the case of surveillance of the residence of the former President of the Bar of Port-au-Prince, Me Monferrier Dorval, the police close to the trade union movement, grouped within the group called Phantom 509 , took to the streets once again on Monday, September 14, as planned, in order, this time, to demand the release of the now ex-agent of the specialized unit BLTS (Brigade de Lutte contre le Trafficking in Narcotics) Jean Pascal Alexandre, arrested since last May. On Monday September 14, individuals from the “Phantom 509” Group identifying themselves as “agents” of the Haitian National Police (PNH), some hooded, others in uniform, again demonstrated violently in the streets. of Port-au-Prince, to demand the release of police officer Jean Pascal Alexandre, imprisoned since May 13 at the National Penitentiary, accused of murder, arson, destruction of public property and endangering the security of State.
After paralyzing activities in several parts of the capital, setting fire to and vandalizing several State vehicles, including a minibus registered as State Service, at the corner of Martin Luther King Avenue and the rue Bois-Patate, they attacked the Center for Reception and Delivery of Identity Documents (CRLDI), located at Delmas 31, shooting at the building, invading the premises by firing automatic weapons, spreading panic among employees, destroying surveillance cameras and all the materials that were in the offices, before setting them on fire. In a statement, Jude Jacques Élibert, Director General of CRLDI, explained that the damage is considerable. “The material was completely destroyed by the flames which partially blackened the front walls. Bullet holes are visible on the walls and windows of the building. A significant amount of cartridge cases were found inside … “. On Saturday September 12, tensions escalated in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Automatic weapon fire was heard in various corners of the capital, including Nazon, Delmas, Turgeau, Champ-de-Mars.
Police officers angry, because of the arrest of five police officers (UDMO), broke up vehicles registered as “State and Official Service”, as a sign of rebellion against the authorities in place. More than a dozen vehicles registered as “State Service” were set on fire by police, some in hoods, accompanied by armed civilians.
A vehicle was set on fire in front of the very entrance to the base of the UDMO, in Champ-de-Mars. In Delmas 75, a dumpster from the town hall of Delmas was set on fire. In Delmas 33, a police pick-up was set on fire. In Nazon, three (3) State Service vehicles were set on fire. The police were thus protesting against the transfer to the National Penitentiary of the five police officers responsible for protecting the residence of Bâtonnier Monferrier Dorval, assassinated on Friday August 28.
Heavily armed police officers issued a new 24-hour ultimatum to the Government to release their brothers weapon.