World January 16, 2024 | 8:15 am

Guy Phillipe leads protests and threatens to overthrow Government in Haiti

Port-au-Prince.- Haiti is currently engulfed in a wave of protests, destruction, and threats led by former coup rebel leader, Guy Philippe. The country is on edge due to Philippe’s declarations of forcibly seizing power. Demonstrations, including barricades and tire fires, have erupted in the Northwest, North, and Northeast regions, with attacks on homes and forced closures of ministries.

Guy Philippe, deported from the US for drug trafficking, returned to Haiti on November 30, 2023, vowing to prevent any peaceful resolution at all costs. He laid out four options: coup d’état, coup de force, consensus, or negotiations and elections, prioritizing armed takeover.

Philippe recently called for civil disobedience, a move that stokes fears of armed conflict in a nation already struggling with violence and instability. He urged citizens to prepare for revolution, signaling a readiness to instigate hostilities across various departments.

Amidst this turmoil, armed gangs pose an additional threat. Philippe’s party, National Awakening for the Sovereignty of Haiti, hasn’t ruled out taking power by force. Philippe is mobilizing near the Dominican border, rallying support in Juana Méndez and other areas.

Over the weekend, Philippe’s supporters demanded Premier Ariel Henry’s resignation. They erected barricades, ignited tire fires, and attacked properties, including that of former senator Sorel Jacinthe. The demonstrations led to the closure of banks, schools, and public offices, paralyzing local businesses and transport.

Public institutions in a key avenue were shut down, including departments of Commerce, National Education, Economy and Finance, Social Affairs, Public Health, and Population. Philippe continues to advocate for an armed revolt to overthrow the government, demanding the resignation of authorities or facing expulsion through his “revolution.”

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Fundador
January 16, 2024 5:09 pm

barbecue is president already …US sent you to finish the job …

Astrid Williams
January 17, 2024 11:36 am
Reply to  Fundador

Not true! US sent Ariel to support and provide arms to the gangs. Guy Phillipe is not a US puppet. Check your sources.

Fundador
January 17, 2024 2:33 pm

I’m the source …cnn is not the source , that’s what they want you to belive …

Last edited 5 months ago by Fundador
Astrid Williams
January 17, 2024 11:28 am

Lies. You are wrong! Guy Phillipe is not the problem. Ariel Henry is destroying the country with the help of funded gangs. The Haitian people in Haiti and in diaspora are choosing the movement to save Haiti. The corrupt government of Haiti has to go.

Joe
January 17, 2024 12:29 pm

This is a propaganda from the Dominican Media and You know it is not true about what you were writing. Fake News, no realities

Gkj
January 17, 2024 11:34 am

This piece of writing is evidently biased propaganda. Philippe is not promoting a coup or endorsing any form of violence. The article seems to be driven by a specific agenda, concealed with a considerable degree of malice and animosity towards the Haitian people.

Gkj
January 17, 2024 11:47 am

This article further suggests that the DR is not interested in seeing a successful Haiti.

DTO
January 17, 2024 12:50 pm

Stop the lies , we caught you in the lies. Maybe is not the first time . Please prove your sources . here’s the list of your lies. Defamation. Can you bring evidence of those lines. Most of the peace is lie.

Guy Philippe, deported from the US for drug trafficking, returned to Haiti on November 30, 2023, vowing to prevent any peaceful resolution at all costs. He laid out four options: coup d’état, coup de force, consensus, or negotiations and elections, prioritizing armed takeover.

DTO
January 17, 2024 12:52 pm

Public institutions in a key avenue were shut down, including departments of Commerce, National Education, Economy and Finance, Social Affairs, Public Health, and Population. Philippe continues to advocate for an armed revolt to overthrow the government, demanding the resignation of authorities or facing expulsion through his “revolution.” LIES LIES LIES. THANK YOU FOR MIXING LIES AND TRUE .PLEASE DELET THIS ARTICLE IMMEDIATELY.

DTO
January 17, 2024 1:01 pm

LIES LIES LIES , PLEASE REWRITE THE ARTICLE WITH FACTS . WE ALL KNOW THE DEVLOPEMENT OF HAITI IS A THREAT TO THE DR. STOP THE DIVISION BETWEEN THE BROTHER NATIONS . 92 PERCENT OF DOMINICAN ARE HAITIAN DECENT. WE UNDERSTAND THE GAME , YOU GUYS WANT TO DIVIDE THE NATIONS . THE MIXED DOMINICANS NEED TO WAKE UP AND STOP THE HATE THEY WANT TO INSTILL IN THEM TO HATE THEIR OWN BLOOD.

Fundador
January 17, 2024 2:51 pm
Reply to  DTO

Blacks were brought from Africa as slaves ,Taino Indians were here already …
How did you come to conclusion that 92%of Dominicans are Haitian decent ?!

Are you ok ?!
You seem to be pretty unhinged ,angry ,why CAPS ?!

Sebastian
January 17, 2024 2:48 pm

A esto es que llegamos hoy en dia donde las noticias a los que deberiamos confiar, son los que nos pudren el celebro con falsas informaciones.El dia que Republica Dominicana deje de ser tan racista y provechoso del pais vecino, las cosas van a cambiar, ellos, incluso hocieron una entrevista con el comandante Guy Philippe y pudieron observar con mucha cautela sus intensiones y en ello no habia ninguna violencia pero…despues se pusieron a hablar porqueria del lider para difamarlo a esto es que llegamos hoy en dia donde las noticias a los que deberiamos confiar, son los que nos pudren el celebro con falsas informaciones.

Last edited 5 months ago by Sebastian
ISA
January 17, 2024 3:28 pm

Stop spreading lies about a person that trying to change the life of Haitians people. Guy Phillipe did not promote any violence.

Louis Pierre
January 17, 2024 5:31 pm

This information you provide to describe the new situation in Haiti is fake and you are untruthful. Our country crossed a bad moment truly but, under your pen, we should understand how you are our great ennemy and you stand up like a portal to prevent everyone who wants to work for a change in our situation. You Lie about GUy Phillipe, God only know how long you lie about Haiti. We never forget all histories about President Jovenel Moise assasination’s, the River Massacre Canal and all the unhealthy products your country negociated to our fellow people, the contaminated bloods and tons of fire arms and bullets transferred to our country to encourage gang violence and our unstable situation. You never underlined all this like a huge problem to who subscribed to your page. You keep all this secrte. Now, we understand who against Haiti. Guy Phillipe was never related such declarations in his speech. You demonstrate that you don’t want to see our country grow up and, like many people said: ” Your country is a great source of destabilsation for Haiti”

Herve
January 17, 2024 11:01 pm

Guy Philippe had been accused of “drug trafficking or money laundering” by the United States, but curiously even the Haitian government could not afford to ask the Americans to share “the evidence they have in their possession against a Haitian citizen and, what’s more, an elected senator from a supposedly independent country”, before admitting the notion of his guilt, or even seeking permission to try him here for his transgression, before even thinking of extraditing him to the United States.
The history of the world will always be that of the strongest or the one who will always have the ability to impose his laws on everyone, either by blackmail, intimidation or war