Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks with Reuters, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti November 15, 2019. Picture taken November 15, 2019.

As thousands of Haitians took to the streets to protest against a new constitution on Monday, President Jovenel Moïse reiterated the country needs it.

Monday’s demonstration was the second of a two-day protest marking the 34-year anniversary of the 1987 constitution currently in effect.

“The 1987 Constitution enshrined many gains, but had its days,” Moïse tweeted. “We must have the courage to adopt another which, through futuristic dispositions, will lead Haiti toward a more balanced political regime less likely to cause instability.”

Mob of “hurt” residents demands kidnappers release judge 

Haiti Court the Cassation
Haiti’s Court of Cassation being inaugurated last September. Photo by Georges Harry Rouzier

A mob of angry residents set tires on fire at a church and a courthouse in Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, to demand that kidnappers release a local judge taken over the weekend.

Bandits kidnapped Judge Eno René Louis in Croix-des-Bouquets, a commune near Port-au-Prince, last Saturday. 

“Give us our judge,” a street vendor said. “It hurts us a lot.  The judge never did anything wrong to us, they have to let him go.” Source

Boulos reopens car dealership after fire and looting 

Politician and entrepreneur Dr. Reginald Boulos. Photo via The961.com.

Dr. Reginald Boulos has announced that Universal Motors reopened Monday to commemorate the 34-year anniversary of the constitution, according to Juno7.

Protesters who were accompanying Fantom 509 members, a criminal gang of masked police officers, looted the car dealership and set a fire inside earlier this month. Dr. Boulos, an anti-government politician, blamed President Jovenel Moïse.

“Faced with an aggression against us, we chose to put forward our courage, our will and our determination to get up after such a shock,” Dr. Boulos said. Source

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