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On Labor Day ‘Sweet Micky’ sours Haitians

As Eastern Caribbean nationals paraded queens and kings along Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Haitian demonstrators displayed images of “a fake king” and a “fake president of Haiti.”

“Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly belongs in jail — not on the parkway for Labor Day,” a sign carried by protesters read.

Although feathers, sequins, flags, flour and oil took the spotlight to showcase masqueraders reveling in Caribbean pride, heritage and culture amidst the revelry hundreds of Haitian nationals voiced protest against Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, the former president of the French-creole Caribbean island.

Martelly left office February 2016 after serving since 2011.

Brandishing signs calling for his arrest among their displays were images showcasing the former leader behind bars.

Declaring his status “persona non-grata in New York” while shouting, singing and dancing along the periphery of the official parade route, supporters of the July 7th Collective in Support of the Haitian People distracted spectators from watching a Haitian group as they paraded from Schenectady Ave. to the Brooklyn Museum. Continue reading

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Sep. 11, 2018

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “On Labor Day ‘Sweet Micky’ sours Haitians”

  1. Louis-marc says:

    We going to fight from the beginning on the end non stop if we stop asking for that money no one will given that money behind the front petrocarib money what about $1.50 they on every transfer we make, what about called we make to Haiti were is that money too in that money Ronald nelson get Rich please haitien people wake up let’s get stand up together thank u

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