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Since Friday, the day after the arrest and extradition to the United States of Senator Guy Philippe http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19721-haiti-flash-senator-guy-philippe-extradited-to-the-usa.html the Haitian National Police (PNH) had to evacuate more than 50 US citizens to secure them to safer places in Haiti, confirmed the Police Commissioner in Grand’Anse Berson Soljour.
It should be recalled that more Americans are in the region to help the population following the passage of Hurricane Matthew, so the Commissioner advised American citizens who chose to stay, not to leave their residences. He explained that US citizens were evacuated to a police station before being transferred to a United Nations base, where they waited to be transported to Port-au-Prince, others are still waiting.
According to unconfirmed police sources, supporters of Guy Philippe allegedly attacked two American citizens who ran an orphanage and stole their passports and other property from their homes. “There are partisan groups of Guy Philippe who actively seek to attack or capture American citizens following the arrest and extradition of their leader,” said Commissioner Soljour, who also reports street clashes between Partisans of Guy Philippe and political opponents. Two police vehicles were burned and several police stations attacked, forcing officers to flee the site…
Karl Adam, a spokesman for the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, said the US Embassy was aware of the threats and had sent messages to US citizens advising them to avoid certain areas and to be particularly cautious, stressing “I know that some have decided to leave but it is not something that the Embassy organizes.”
Other events are expected to take place over the next few days in Grand’Anse and Port-au-Prince, including in front of the US Embassy.
Monday, some 200 highly motivated demonstrators gathered in front of the Parliamentary barriers, while 6 new senators took the oath, denounced the arrest of Guy Philippe shouting “If we do not get Guy Philippe, we will not need of the Parliament”.