Haitian People March to End U.S.-U.N. Occupation

February 11, 2007

On February 7, well over 100,000 people marched across Haiti to demand an end to the U.S.-U.N. occupation, freedom for all political prisoners and the return of the constitutional President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The people also denounced the U.N. occupying army for its recent massacres of people in Cite Soleil, a poor neighborhood and a stronghold of the popular movement.

In the capital of Port-au-Prince, the demonstration stretched for miles. Haitians also marched in other major cities, including Cap Haitien, Port de Paix, Hinche, La Kay, St. Marc and Miragoane, as well as in several smaller towns.

The ongoing occupation of Haiti began in 2004 after U.S. marines invaded the country, abducted President Aristide and unleashed a reign of terror which has killed thousands and thousands of Haitians.

The monopoly-controlled media continues to either remain silent about the struggles of the Haitian people or to slander the popular forces as "gangs."