Haiti: - People Cleansing, burning down the camps

From Black Looks Fri Feb 22 2013, 13:30:28

Last Saturday, Haitian police burned and broke up Camp Acra 2, at Petion-Ville. The destruction of the camp and forced removal of people is part of the people cleansing which has included removal and destruction of the mostly women market vendors in Frere, Petion-Ville and Delmas 33. Camp Acra has been home to 15,000 people since the 2010 earthquake. It seems to me that the government is purposely targeting camps and markets which are in those areas designated for 'urban renewal' and gentrification. The story that the numbers of people in camps has been reduced to about 250,000 is completely false as I explained in this previous post.

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