"We won't back down on our demands. Moise must leave the presidency for a peaceful transition,” opposition leader Andre Michel said, recalling that “a government’s clock starts once a president is elected, rather than when he takes office.”
Michel urged the international community to withdraw support from Moise, whom he also accuses of corruption, mismanagement, and leading an autocratic government.
Earlier this month, the people's anger increased with the escalation of tensions between the government and the Judiciary. On February 7, Moise ordered three Supreme Court judges to retire, accusing them of intervening in political affairs.
The social outburst was also unleashed in rejection of the uncontrolled violence, killings, and kidnappings that have been shaking the country in recent years.