[News] Emergency protest of UN massacres in Haiti, Thursday - 7/21

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Fri Jul 15 12:27:20 EDT 2005



EMERGENCY PROTEST!

STOP U.N. "PEACEKEEPER" MASSACRES IN HAITI!



On the morning of July 6, 2005, over 350 heavily armed United Nations 
“peacekeeping” forces killed at least 23 unarmed people in the densely 
populated Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Cite Soleil.  Some estimates 
indicate that over 50 may have died. The UN Force Commander, Brazilian Lt. 
General Augusto Heleno, claims there was a “firefight,” but there were no 
UN deaths or injuries.

THIS WAS A MASSACRE. Photographic evidence and eyewitness testimony 
confirms that the U.N. murdered unarmed civilians, including a 4-year old 
child, shot through the head.

Cite Soleil has been the focus of attacks by both UN forces and the Haitian 
police because it remains a powerful base of support for the democratically 
elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Lavalas movement. The U.N. 
operation targeted and killed Emmanuel “Dread” Wilme, a well-known 
community leader in Cite Soleil, who had been in the forefront of the 
neighborhood’s resistance to the illegal coup regime. The attack came just 
a few days after U.S. Ambassador to Haiti James Foley called Haitian 
grassroots activists “terrorists” and “gang members”, sending a clear 
signal that it was now open season on civilians.

Since a U.S.-orchestrated coup overthrew the democratic government, the 
United Nations has occupied Haiti with 7500 troops, headed up by Brazilian 
forces. The U.N. supports the coup regime, which has killed and imprisoned 
thousands of innocent people. While the U.N. mouths its concerns for human 
rights around the world, it attacks the poorest communities in Haiti and 
backs up the violent repression carried out by the Haitian police. Brazil 
continues to do the bidding of the United States by heading up the brutal 
U.N. military operation in Haiti.

On July 21, there will be coordinated protests throughout the United States 
and Canada to condemn the U.N. massacre in Cite Soleil.  Please join us!



END THE U.S./U.N. OCCUPATION OF HAITI!

RESTORE DEMOCRACY AND PRESIDENT ARISTIDE!



Thursday, July 21st



Gather:  4 P.M. - Powell and Market, San Francisco

March to Brazilian Consulate: 4:30 P.M. – 300 Montgomery

Picket - Brazilian Consulate




SPONSORED BY HAITI ACTION COMMITTEE

For more information, www.haitiaction.net or call (510) 483-7481)



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