Protests Against U.S. Coup in Haiti

March 13, 2004

In early March, protests against the U.S. coup in Haiti were held in numerous cities throughout the U.S., including New York City, San Francisco, Fresno, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.

On March 6, in New York, thousands rallied in Brooklyn, denouncing the U.S. for kidnapping Aristide and for occupying Haiti with thousands of U.S. troops. The demonstrators demanded the return of Haiti's elected president, and called for the immediate withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.

On March 6, more than 150 people participated in a rally in downtown Chicago to oppose U.S. intervention.

Protestors raised slogans for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops and the restoration of the democratically elected government of the country. Furthermore, they demanded no future U.S. interference in the sovereign nation of Haiti. The demonstration was initiated by the ad-hoc Committee to Protect Constitutional Democracy in Haiti.

Opposition to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Haiti continues to grow throughout the United States. The overwhelming demand heard at these on-going protests is for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Haiti, an end to all U.S. interference and the restoration of the constitutional government of the country.