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.
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.
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"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 #HaitiThe Miami Herald reported while President Moise has not made a public statement since the release of the report, which implicates him, business and religious leaders in the country have begun to issue strong rebukes of the countries leadership.
The massive crowd is singing...
🎶Mare vòlè yo🎶
🎶Arrest the thieves🎶 pic.twitter.com/IW8BT9Ssj6— Madame Boukman - Justice 4 Haiti 🇭🇹 (@madanboukman) June 9, 2019
Huge peaceful crowds of anti-gvmt protesters in #Haiti’s capital are headed towards Petionville now with similar protests underway throughout the rest of he country. pic.twitter.com/dCdOq81hXT— Etant Dupain (@gaetantguevara) 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.”