Os defensores armados Queime Estação de Rádio Entre incontáveis demonstrações
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:58 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE - manifestações violentas espalhadas em todo o Haiti nesta quarta-feira os manifestantes bloquearam estradas e carros danificados. Homens armados apoiar um candidato legislativo destruído uma estação de rádio e atearam fogo a um hospital.
In the Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, protesters threw stones after traffic and damaged four vehicles, while some of the most violent protests were reported in the North-Eastern town of Carice where the local radio station Tet Ansanm Karis was totally destroyed, according to relatórios.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), after interviewing Tet Ansanm Karis Radio's Director, Annol Phylidor, discovered armed men identified as supporters of INITE Legislative Candidate, Jean Berthole Bastien, raided Tèt Ansanm Karis on Tuesday afternoon, setting fire to the station and the cultural center that housed it along with several neighboring homes and a community library.
In a statement, Phylidor said all the equipment and the office itself was reduced to ashes. No injuries were reported.
Demonstrations were also reported in many other cities across the country in response to the final results of the March 20 presidential and legislative elections which were announced earlier this month by the Provisional Electoral Council of Haiti ( CEP).
In the northern border region of Belladere, protesters attacked the office of the Dominican Republic's consular mission and set a hospital on fire, killing two people including the hospital's director, while in the Central Plateu region houses were set on fire by the protesters.
While there has been no protests against the results of the presidential votes, which gave popular singer Michel Martelly a landslide victory with over 67 percent of the popular vote, a number of complaints and accusations of fraud and other irregularities have been filed with the CEP over the results of the votes for Haiti's parliament.
According to the CEP, Haiti's ruling Unity Party won 46 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Congress) while president-elect Martelly's Farmers' Response Party got 3 seats.