Police Beat Protestors at Forced Eviction in Delmas
Internally displaced people (IDPs) living at Camp Django in Delmas 17 protested this morning (July 27, 2011) and were beaten as a result. The Office of the Mayor of Delmas offered people 5,000 gourdes ($125 US) to leave the camp this morning. People refused and began to protest this forced eviction. Agents of the Mayor of Delmas and the Haitian National Police arrived and began viciously beating some of the protestors. The basic human rights of Haiti's most vulnerable population - families of homeless earthquake survivors - are being violated by forced evictions without notice or relocation to adequate sites.
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