Wednesday, December 15, 2010

photos - election protests - part 1

While the roads were blocked with barricades on Wednesday and Thursday one of the NGO's operating here in Haiti continued to travel on the streets. Medecins Sans Frontieres with their flag on the antenna as their mark was able to move on the streets with the respect of the haitian people. They continue on with their fight against the cholera epidemic, having already treated 55,000 cholera patients since the epidemic began. Pray for all those workers in the fight against cholera.

Although the roads were open on Friday businesses and banks remained closed. People were waiting to see how the day would go before making decisions to open up. A couple of grocery stores opened in Petionville for a bit and lines of customers just waiting to get inside. The grocery stores in our area remained closed. Although we couldn't buy groceries.....

... we found Epi D'or open and were able to eat a fresh sandwich. Notice the guys are wearing woolen hats. Yes, it is winter here in Haiti! (low 70's at night, 80's to low 90's in the day). These are the end of Friday's photos. It was good to see that there was a pause in the election protests!

Before the preliminary results of the vote were released on December 7th there were a couple of protests organized by the candidates protesting the election of November 28th. The first protest took place on Thursday December 2nd. Protesters headed up Delmas with their objective of walking up to the CEP offices. These are the first people involved in the protest who drove riding motorcycles. The one man was brandishing his red card against the government and CEP.

Journalists were at the head of the crowd to record the walk.

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