Sunday, November 28, 2010

Election Day Rally

 Quite a party on our street!

Just before sundown we heard the yelling. We had heard a few helicopters buzzing overhead, reminding us of last January- that was the soundtrack of the early days after the quake. Ben went on the roof, then called me to grab the camera and head across the street. Our gate guard, Stanley, made sure we weren't planning to join the crowd:) We jumped up on the balcony of the teacher house and took this video.

Miquette is saying in the background that they are cheering for presidential candidate Michel Martelly, otherwise known as "Sweet Micky", a rapper who sometimes goes on stage in a diaper. He's a leading candidate, one of the majority of the candidates who issued a joint statement alleging major fraud and asking for an annulment to today's elections.

About :35 a band joins the fun. They're waving pink Martelly signs (see previous post), laughing, singing... 

Miquette then translates the crowd saying "Preval, you can go now", referring to current president Rene Preval.

School is canceled tomorrow as a precaution. Keep praying!

Katie

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