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When police officers of Fantôme 509 make headlines!

When all everyone’s attention has turned to coronavirus, the police gathered in Fantôme 509 sowed panic on Monday, April 27, 2020. On social networks, on Wednesday, April 22, police officers from the 29th and the 30th class announced that they will march on Monday April 27 with the police of Fantôme 509 for not having received their salary.

Twenty-four hours later, the government announced that the checks for these two promotions were available and would be forwarded to the appropriate police department. This government update on the salary issue fell to block the police demonstration.

The officers announced on social networks, the that despite the government’s action, they would carry on with their protest. 

Amid threats and intimidation, some in uniform and others in T-shirts and jeans, officers assembled at the office of the National Insurance Office (ONA). The officials of this social security agency were forced to vacate the premises. Hooded and some with handguns and others with heavy weapons, accompanied by a band of rara to create the animation, the police officers of Ghost 509 sowed chaos on their way to various places. 

Before forcibly entering the courtyard of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, they blocked traffic on several arteries with barricades of burning tires. Four vehicles went up in smoke in the courtyard of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Weapons in hand, they impose their will after committing their crime without any worry. Continue reading .https://lenouvelliste.com/article/215494/quand-les-policiers-de-fantome-509-defrayent-la-chronique

Samuel Louis

Samuel Louis

Samuel Louis is a young Haitian student that loves to write and learn. He’s passionate about people and culture and finds comfort in knowledge. As a writer for Haitian Times, he looks forward to opening his horizons about journalism, while doing what he loves.
Samuel Louis
Apr. 29, 2020

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