This is why you’re seeing a lot of “Free Haiti” posts on social media.
Last week, tensions were high in Haiti after protestors called for the resignation of their current president, Jovenel Moise.
On March 12, four police officers and others were injured during an anti-gang gone wrong in a gang-controlled area. Village de Dieu is notorious for kidnapping victims and abusing them.
Video of the botched operation surfaced online. One video showed the killers dragging and beating two officers. Protests have been ongoing for weeks. The increase of crime urged some celebrities to step in and use their voice. Cardi B., Bobby Shmurda, Noname, Tory Lanez, and more gave light to the issue.
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) March 13, 2021
The government in Haiti is backwards right now …Jovenel Moise …. STOP THIS SHIT !!!! U Came into office claiming u we’re going to bring more peace … WHAT THE FUCK ARE U ON ?!?!??? #FreeHaiti … my son is hatian .. give him something to look forward to not to look back on
— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) March 13, 2021
“the problem is u.s policy! jovenel moise is in power, under the control of american imperialism… joe biden is a democrat. donald trump is a republican. but how are their polices different? they have the same policy toward haiti.” https://t.co/cUqalvLfFo pic.twitter.com/rpv5hN6fdj
— . (@noname) March 14, 2021
Karen Civil also shared a link to a powerful documentary that goes more in-depth about the situation.