As they have done each year since President Jovenel Moïse took office by decree, members of the opposition groups will take to the streets on Oct. 17 to denounce his government.
G9 Family and Allies gang’s leader Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Cherizier said on Facebook Live on Wednesday that he and his squad will be at the march to square up against violent protesters.
“Oct. 17 has to be peaceful,” Cherizier said. “G9 Family and Allies ‘Touch one of us, you touch all of us’ will put their feet on the ground. If you come and you mess around, whatever happens to you, you deserve it.”
The G9 gang was accused of plotting the La Saline Massacre in Nov. 2018 in and the Bel Air Massacre in September, which had altogether at least 46 deaths. Cherizier, a former police officer, denied the accusations and often advocates for peace.
Oct. 17 is the date of death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the emperor who spearheaded the abolition of slavery in Haiti in 1804. Source
Onz Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY’s sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.