Activists Clamor For UN Peacekeepers' Exit from Haiti

    Protesters have called for the pullout of United Nations troops from quake-hit Haiti.

    Demonstrators gathered outside the U.N. headquarters in New York on Dec. 10, to demand the withdrawal of the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti, or MINUSTAH, as well as the removal of the Conseil Electoral Provisoire d’Haiti and the invalidation of the Nov. 28 elections.

    “Basically what you have is a systematic disenfranchisement of the people and the government,” a member of the Coalition Against Sham Elections and Occupation was quoted by the “Socialistworker.org” blog as saying. “They have made sure that the government relies completely on foreign aid. Now, they take the aid away to strangle you…What we have to really worry about is why they are doing that.” 

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