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“We Are Asking for Liberation”: Protests in Haiti Demand End to Insecurity and Gang Rule

HeadlineJul 12, 2023

In Haiti, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets demanding an end to gang violence and political instability that’s nearly paralyzed the island nation. Heavily armed criminal groups have expanded their control, taking over local communities by force. There’s been reports of extrajudicial killings and sexual violence happening on a daily basis, with women and children most at risk. This is one of the protesters.

Protester: “We must all be one, because we all suffer from the high cost of living. Today we are in the streets asking if Haiti can be free with this government. Can Haiti be free with the current education system? Last year they increased school fees. This year we are asking for liberation for Haiti.”

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