G9 Family and Allies’ gang leader Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Cherizier. Photo credit: Vibrasyon Lakay

As they have done each year since President Jovenel Moïse took office by decree, members of the opposition groups will take to the streets on Oct. 17 to denounce his government. 

G9 Family and Allies gang’s leader Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Cherizier said on Facebook Live on Wednesday that he and his squad will be at the march to square up against violent protesters. 

“Oct. 17 has to be peaceful,” Cherizier said. “G9 Family and Allies ‘Touch one of us, you touch all of us’ will put their feet on the ground. If you come and you mess around, whatever happens to you, you deserve it.”

The G9 gang was accused of plotting the La Saline Massacre in Nov. 2018 in and the Bel Air Massacre in September, which had altogether at least 46 deaths. Cherizier, a former police officer, denied the accusations and often advocates for peace. 

Oct. 17 is the date of death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the emperor who spearheaded the abolition of slavery in Haiti in 1804. Source

Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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