by Yoav Elinevsky
Today, on March 29, 2021, more than 30 activists and members of the Haitian community in Boston, protested US neo colonialism in Haiti . It was especially windy and chilly day, with wind blowing at 25 miles per hour but it did not overcome the power and spirit of protesters.
The protestors demanded the US stop supporting the dictatorship of Juvenal Moise, respect the Haitian constitution, respect the rights of the Haitian people for self-determination as well as stop deporting Haitians refugees.
Carmelle Bonhomètre from the Association of Haitian Women in Boston spoke at the rally. She raised the alarm about violence against women and girls in Haiti as well as the practice of kidnapping for ransom in the island. Moreover, she said “Today Haiti continues to be held hostage under a network of global bosses committing the clearest crimes against the people…The US neo-colonial power continues to support the anti-constitutional power of the president (Juvenal Moise). The US must stop meddling in Haiti affairs.”
The rally ended with a conversation on ways to continue our solidarity work with Haiti.