Haitian teachers demand resignation of president

ANKARA 

Staging a protest in the Haitian capital, teachers have been demanding the resignation of the president, putting it as the precondition for the resumption of the school year.

The new mobilization in Port-au-Prince was led by main teachers unions on Monday, as the country entered its sixth consecutive week of protests against Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, according to Caracas-based TV channel TeleSur.

The demonstrators are protesting aggravating socio-political and economic crisis in the Caribbean country.

“The school is closed today, it is our way to rethink education. Today, we need to form citizens, but for that, Moise and the other legal robbers must be locked up in the penitentiary,” Josue Merilien, the secretary general of the National Union of Haitian Educators, said.

Hundreds of protestors also took the streets in other cities to join teachers’ mobilization, underlining protests will continue until Moise steps down.

The teachers demand the initiation of a new government that is capable of addressing the population’s most pressing problems, TeleSur reported.

More than 100 social, political and economic organizations and institutions recently signed a document to denounce “government’s loss of control of the state apparatus” and “creation of a national rescue government in order to achieve a successful transition, after more than two years of a failing presidency.”
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