Violent Campaign

Kafou Ayupo tent camp destroyed by police, May 23, 2011, photo Gaetan Guevara


Human rights groups call on President Martelly to halt violent evictions, ask who is behind attacks

By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds, Friday, 27 May 2011
On May 23 and 25, police in the Delmas district of Port-au-Prince destroyed camps where people homeless since the January 2010 earthquake have taken up shelter. During the raids, police and other municipal workers arrested and beat some of those living within the camps. The mayor of Delmas announced that this is part of a new campaign to evict internally displaced persons [IDPs] from public spaces.

Read more: http://www.canadahaitiaction.ca/content/haitian-mayors-office-vows-destroy-all-refugee-camps-launches-violent-campaign

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