MEDIA ADVISORY: Community Members and Students Stand Against Mass Deportations of Haitians in the Dominican Republic
TALLAHASSEE, FL – On June 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm a rally will be held in front of the Florida Historic Capitol, where State Representative Daphne Campbell, community members and students from various organizations will be protesting the mass deportation of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic. The protest is organized by State Representative Daphne Campbell. In attendance will also be Representative Hazel Rogers, D-94 and Haitian Lives Do Matter, Black Liberation Action Coordinating Committee (BLACC), Dream Defenders and Recycle4Haiti Foundation Inc.
Two years ago the Dominican Republic introduced a law known as TC 168/13 which has striped thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent of their Dominican citizenship. The law charges and denationalizes Dominicans of Haitian descent born after 1929. From one day to the next, thousands of Dominicans were revoked of their citizenship and are at risk of facing deportation starting on June 15th, 2015. Haitian Lives Do Matter and other groups demand the Dominican Republic to stop violating the human rights of black Dominicans and holt the deportation!
Haitian Lives Do Matter! No Human is Illegal!#HaitianLivesDoMatter #HaitianLivesMatter
Florida Historic Capitol
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Friday June 19, 2015