Haitian protesters decry Dominican treatment of countrymen

AP News
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 7:11 PM
Haitian protesters decry Dominican treatment of countrymen

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — About 10,000 people have marched in Haiti's capital in a protest over what they is mistreatment of their countrymen in the neighboring Dominican Republic.

Wednesday's demonstration was mostly peaceful, with young and old protesters waving Haitian flags in Port-au-Prince.

One man managed to climb up on the Dominican consulate's roof. He ripped down a Dominican flag, which was later burned by the cheering crowd. Some protesters briefly chased a woman they believed to be Dominican.

There were no reports of arrests.

The march comes three weeks after a Haitian shoe shiner was found hanging from a tree in a square in the Dominican city of Santiago. Haitians believe Henry Claude Jean was the victim of racist violence, but Dominican investigators say it appears he was killed by other Haitians.