Unrest in Gonaïves, 19 Nov., 3 Dec., 8 Dec. 1986

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After Namphy’s declaration that he would not tolerate any kind of protests, the town of Gonaïves breaks out in unrest. People gather in the streets shouting, businesses all shut their doors, tires are burned throughout the streets and there is talk of overthrowing Namphy and his government. Also a defense of the violence in L’Estère (see the other recordings about Gonaïves/L’Estère and the “rice war”) saying that they were just trying to get past the barricades.

Additional background on the Artibonite Rice Wars.