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Haitians march to protest kidnappings, June 6, 2008

Over 6,000 demonstrators marched peacefully to the Hall of Justice in Port-Au-Prince Haiti to show their opposition to the nation’s high kidnapping-for-ransom rate, averaging one person kidnapped every day. The protesters strongly felt that the justice system and police of Haiti was corrupt and allowed kidnappers to go free after bribes, and further, that kidnappings are sponsored by politicians and business leaders for potential gain.

News Stories:

"Haïti : le kidnapping entre dans notre quotidien "
Haiti Press Network (Haiti) June 6, 2008
"Haïti : La population veut en finir avec le phénomène de kidnapping "
Alterpresse (Haiti) June 5, 2008
"Haitians march against kidnappings "
Associated Press June 5, 2008
"HAITI – Thousands Protest Kidnappings "
Jamaica Gleaner (Jamaica) June 5, 2008

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