Haitians in Hinche Haiti gather to commemorate the death of Charlemagne Peralte (PHOTOS)

Haitian authorities, students and citizens of the city of Hinche Haiti came out Friday, 31 October 2014, to commemorate anniversary of the death of Charlemagne Peralte, The Haitian freedom fighter who led the "Cacos" against the U.S. occupying forces in Haiti back in 1919. There was a church ceremony held at the catholic cathedral in Hinche, then everyone gathered at the city square where flowers were laid in front of the statue of Charlemagne Peralte...

Charlemagne Peralte Statue - Hinche Haiti
Charlemagne Peralte Statue - Hinche Haiti

Born in 1886 in the central city of Hinche, Charlemagne Peralte who led a group of freedom fighters called "the Cacos" stood against the US Occupation forces. He was betrayed by his own man and assassinated on October 31st 1919 by the US Marines.

Here are some photos taken from the Charlemagne Peralte commemoration event...

Charlemagne Peralte Statue - Hinche Haiti
Charlemagne Peralte Statue - Hinche Haiti
Charlemagne Peralte - Gerbes de Fleurs - Hinche Haiti
Hinche Haiti - Authorities gather for the Anniversary of the death of Charlemagne Peralte, 31 Oct 2014
PHOTO: Otorite nan ville Hinche Haiti reyini pou anivèsè lanmò Charlemagne Peralte, 31 Oct 2014
PHOTO: Hinche Haiti - Elev lekol reyini sou place la pou comemore lanmo Charlemagne Peralte

Decades ago, a statue of Charlemagne Peralte was erected at the town square in Hinche Haiti to remind it citizens of this great leader. Hinche is also nicknamed the City of Charlemagne Peralte.

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Sovereign General On Fb says...

You have no idea Woodring Saint-Preux I am his direct descent and the most hated in the Haitian community for being like him for upholding his principles, philosophy, and values uncompromisingly.

* Much like CONZE gave him up, many ready to do again today.

Many hypocrite Haitians ingrates have forgotten men like him why you do not even see any commemorative initiative on his behalf in the Haitian diaspora community.

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Legrand Parisien Salvant says...

Don't we need men like Charlemagne Peralte today?

Haiti is in the same predicament.

Mercenaries are trampling the sacred soil left by our ancestors and Haitian presidents and politicians since 20 years ago only validate the unnecessary occupation.

Chicago, with its daily violence, is more in need of MINUSTAH.

This is RACISM at its

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