La policía disolvió manifestación violenta contra Petion-Ville Mayor
- Saturday, December 03, 2011 1:24 PM
PETION-VILLE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Shots in the air and tear gas were used to disperse a violent demonstration in Petion-ville (Haiti). Throwing stones, protesters demanded the dismissal of the city council ran by Claire Lydie Parent they accuse of corruption.
Friday, Haitian police used bullets and tear gas to disperse a violent demonstration by opponents to Claire Lydie Parent, Mayor of Petionville (a suburb of Port-au-Prince).
Led by a political organization, the protesters, who came as merchants, threw stones and broke the windshield of a private car. They threatened to burn down Petion-ville if they didn’t get the departure of Ms. Parent they accuse of corruption.
The mayor has not responded to her opponent’s mobilization which reminds violent protests earlier this week in Cite Soleil (northern suburb of the capital) against the city council of another elected official, Wilson Louis.
Seven people were injured by bullets and vehicles attacked with stones.
City council’s term and other local authorities came to an end since several months and should be renewed in upcoming municipal elections.