Thousands March in Haiti Amid Corruption Allegations, Call For President's Resignation

President Jovenel Moise is accused of embezzling Venezuelan aid funds meant for road repairs.

Photo credit:Twitter/@madanboukman

| June 10 2019,

8:16 pm

Thousands of protesters marched through the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Sunday, demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise amid allegations of embezzlement of aid funds.

"We demand all those squandering [public] funds be tried and punished, their assets seized and turned over to the state for serious development projects, and the president resign and turn himself in," said Velina Charlier, a protest leader, to Al Jazeera.

Anti-corruption protests in #Haiti 

The massive crowd is singing... 
🎶Mare vòlè yo🎶 
or 
🎶Arrest the thieves🎶 pic.twitter.com/IW8BT9Ssj6
— Madame Boukman - Justice 4 Haiti 🇭🇹 (@madanboukman) June 9, 2019

“We are asking the [director general of the Haiti National Police] to launch an immediate investigation on the matter,” said Sen. Patrice Dumont to the Miami Herald. “This was an attempted murder if the person did not die.”