HIGH TENSION IN THE CARREFOUR ZONE
(Haiti Libre) -
Since the assassination in his car, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 of the police officer, Walky Calixte, murdered in the neighborhood of Martissant; the situation continues to deteriorate in the zone. Monday, traffic on National Highway No. 2, passing through the municipality of Carrefour at the Mariani level was completely blocked. For several days, barricades of burning tires, old car chassis, guarded by individuals who say they supported the claim of police officers, make it difficult and dangerous for movement in this zone, because of the many stones thrown...
Reacting yesterday to the deterioration of the situation, Sylvie Van Den Wildenberg, the Spokesman of the MINUSTAH declared "[...] we can understand that people are raising their voices, because it has security concerns, [. ..] but violence is not an appropriate means, and burning tires is certainly not the best solution. It is understandable that there are legitimate concerns. In addition, in this case there is really an effect of solidarity with the National Police [...]"
In a statement, Mr. Thierry Mayard-Paul, the Ministry of Interior, Local Authorities and National Defense "condemns all attempts to disturb public peace and asks the people to kindly go about their usual activities; "stating that, "The Government has already taken a package of measures to allow police to ensure security of lives and goods, and ensure public peace. The Minister took the opportunity to ask the local authorities who are the privileged managers of their commune, to ensure the respect of the public order."