Dozens protest against Donald Trump's 'shithole' remark outside US embassy in Haiti
Several dozen Haitians protested outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince, recalling their country's heritage after Donald Trump reportedly called Haiti a 'shithole'.
Several dozen Haitians protest outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, recalling their country's heritage after US president Donald Trump reportedly called Haiti a "shithole". AP
"We are not a country of shit. We are a country that made history in the world. We don't deserve that," one of the protesters said. Haiti was the first country in the world to abolish slavery, when it declared independence from France in 1804. AP
National police officers stand guard in front of the US embassy during a rally against Trump in Haiti. The US president last week was quoted as calling African nations and Haiti "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers over immigration. AP
The reported comments ignited a firestorm of global condemnation and accusations — including from Haiti's government and on Thursday from the country's Senate — that he is racist. AP
Haiti's Senate on Thursday declared their country "is the expression of refusal to be humiliated, since the founding fathers engaged in an epic combat against slavery, colonialism and racism to indicate to the oppressed peoples of the world the way to freedom." AP