Saturday, February 28, 2009

photos - Lavalas manifestation

From the One Stop Market parking area we could look down the street and see the Lavalas supporters approaching. They were about 1,000 in number.

One of them was carrying a sign saying "Titid we will never forget you" that was written in creole. The majority of the people who were walking were young men. They were walking in protest to the elimination of the Lavalas political party from the upcoming senatorial elections.

The Lavalas party was founded by Jean Bertrand Aristide who was the ex-president of Haiti. Currently he is in exile in South Africa.

The people were walking up Delmas towards the electoral council building to protest in front of it.

There was a police escort following behind to provide security for the manifestation.

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