An open letter on Monday stated that Haitians have legitimate demands in their anti-government protests and urged Canada to stop backing the president.

“In recent months, Haitians have demonstrated their overwhelming opposition to President Jovenel Moise. There have been massive protests and multiple general strikes demanding Moise leave,” said the letter posted at Canadian Dimension. “We consider their demands legitimate.”

“The undersigned call on the Justin Trudeau government and Canadian state, [and] members of the ‘Core Group’ [France, Brazil, Germany, Spain, EU and Organization of American States] – to stop backing a corrupt, repressive and illegitimate president Haitians massively

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