Haiti Action Committee Denounces the Attempted Assassination of Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide Photo courtesy of HaitiInfoProj
See also: Video footage of Aristide supporters just prior to assassination attempt. Video courtesy of Wendy Joseph Lerisse
Yesterday, there was an assassination attempt against former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected president. President Aristide had been summoned to appear as a witness in a court case. While returning from court, his motorcade was attacked by armed Haitian police. A number of people were injured in the attack. Mass protests against the police broke out immediately.
In the wake of the electoral coup which installed Jovenal Moise, a right-wing protege of former president Michel Martelly, as Haiti’s new president, there has been a marked increase in repression directed against grassroots activists.
This attack on President Aristide signals a new stage of terror in Haiti. It harkens back to the days of the Duvalier dictatorships. Human rights activists and all supporters of democracy in Haiti need to condemn this attempted assassination and demand that those who committed this act be brought to justice.
Former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide greets thousands of supporters in Port-au-Prince 3-20-17 Photo courtesy of Getty Images
HAITI IS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE! HER SOVEREIGNTY, DIGNITY, AND RIGHT TO LIFE AND LIBERATION IS BEING ATTACKED BY THE CLINTON REGIME, THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT, THE OAS / UN HER PEOPLE HAVE FOUGHT IN THE STREETS AND IN THE BALLOT BOXES, AND HAVE VOWED THAT THEY WILL NOT OBEY THE DICTATES OF ANY FOREIGN GOVERNMENT, AND WILL NOT IGNORE THE TREMENDOUS VOTER FRAUD, AND THEFT OF THEIR RIGHT TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON INSTALLED AN ILLEGAL TYRANT REGIME IN HAITI IN 2010, IN THE FORM OF MICHEL ‘SWEET MICKEY’ MARTELLY, THAT LASTED FOR 5 YEARS, UNTIL THE PEOPLE OF HAITI REMOVED THE HATED DUVALIERIST MARTELLY FROM OFFICE.
FROM May 21 – 28, 2016 in Oakland, CA there will be a HAITI Teach-In and a week of international solidarity consciousness raising, unity, and strength with the people of Haiti who have declared “NOU PAP OBEYI!” WE WILL NOT OBEY the dictates of foreign domination. PLEASE POST FAR AND WIDE!!!!