Homeless earthquake survivors protest illegal forced eviction in Delmas, Haiti
On the morning of August 1, 2011 the homeless earthquake survivors living in Camp Django at Delmas 17 blocked the Delmas road to protest their forced eviction. After bring offered only $125 US to leave the space where they have been living for over 18 months, some residents were beaten during a protest last week. Then UN peacekeeping troops arrived late at night on Thursday and stood, armed, outside the camp for more than 24 hours.

During the peaceful protest, internally displaced people (IDPs) from five other camps came out to show solidarity. The protestors, mainly women, laid in the street with tarps and tents and demanded that President Martelly keep his promises and respect their basic human rights. Heavily armed policy and MINUSTAH soldiers arrived on the scene but the protest ended peacefully.

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