Bwa Kale: Protests continue to be fed up in Haiti, despite the risks

CAP-HAITIEN — In Tabarrethe suburb of Port-au-Prince where Kendy Océan lives, Professor Auguste Alexis was kidnapped on October 30 and reporter Fritz Dorilas killed on November 5. Fed up, and despite the danger to himself, Ocean leaves the relative safety of his home whenever the Pitit Dessalinesor Child of Dessalines, political party organizes a demonstration.

“We can’t take it anymore,” says Océan, 21, a member of Pitit Dessalines. “People don’t even have to wait for political leaders to tell them to take to the streets. It’s a necessity.”

Dozens of Haitians took part in demonstrations, often violent, and helped put the country on confinement over the past two months. Their main demand is that Prime Minister Ariel Henry leaves office. Others denounce various crises, including ongoing violence, high fuel prices and hunger.

Insight:

Tired of going through the same crises year after year, Haitians continue to take to the streets to demand change, motivated by unique circumstances.

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