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Haiti Student Protests over Minimum Wage
central america / caribbean | community struggles | non-anarchist press Friday June 12, 2009 01:32 by Kim Ives - Haiti Liberte haiti at wbai dot org 917-251-6057
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This Thursday, June 11, from 9 - 10 p.m. on WBAI 99.5 FM and www.wbai.org on "Haiti: The Struggle Continues," correspondent Yves Pierre-Louis will report on the growing confrontations between Haitian police and students at the State University of Haiti.
In several days of demonstrations, students called on President René Préval to sign into law the new $4.90 per day minimum wage recently approved by Parliament. They also asked for better conditions at the State University. Faced with no response from Préval and brutal repression (shootings, tear gas firing into the state hospital, beatings, and arrests) by the Haitian National Police and U.N. occupation troops, the university students are now openly calling for President Préval’s resignation.