Haiti Dreadlocks Protest Eurocentric Profiling – Ezili Danto . Haiti newsEzili Danto . Haiti news

Stop Profiling Haiti Dreads. Police Stop Cutting our Dreadlocks – Photo credit: Jelin Esau Jules

The dreadlock-wearing protestors are asking for justice and reparation for these illegal state actions. They claim the right to grow their hair, afro their hair, dread, twist, braid and lock anyway they wish and that those men who were most recently assaulted, they’re hairs chopped-off were not breaking any laws for the police to summarily assault and profile them this way. The Dread demonstrators walked from the Art School – Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS) – to Parliament then past in front of the Cathedral turning back towards the Petion University and ENARTS center again. This is the first of such planned protest actions, and the Dreadlocked community intends to file an official complaint asking the Martelly-Lamothe government for an immediate investigation into this most recent brutal Babylon police (Polisye Babilòn)’s acts against Dreads in Haiti.

 

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  1. Sad! I guess despite colonialism that many fought and emancipated from, it never left some people mentality. Today, it is your dreads, what next, you must start using bleaching cream. See: http://ourshores.org/2014/10/15/our-image-responsibility-and-missing-chair/ or http://ourshores.org/2015/03/01/1086/

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