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Vandal knocks down Dessalines statue in Cap-Haïtien

A crumbled statue of Jean-Jacques Dessalines in Cap Haitien after a vandal pushed it on Nov. 5, 2020.

A vandal knocked down a statue of Jean-Jacques Dessalines at La Place de Notre-Dame du Cap-Haitien Thursday, smashing the historic monument.

Multiple residents said the suspect, Lucien Calixte, suffers from a mental illness. When officials interrogated him, the 40-year-old struggled to answer or give a motive.

Other historic sites and monuments have been vandalized in the Northern Department of late. The Catholic Church of Milot, which served as the Royal Chapel during King Henry Christophe’s reign, was set on fire last April. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Nov. 06, 2020

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