By Michael Boriero
The Communauté Haïtienne de l’Estrie will hold a peaceful demonstration outside Sherbrooke’s town hall on Friday evening to raise awareness and donations for the situation in Haiti.
Two weeks ago, the country experienced a powerful earthquake, killing more than 2,000 people, and injuring more than 12,000. There are also more than 300 people still missing, and more than 30,000 homes have been destroyed.
Yasmine Guillaume, a spokesperson for the demonstration and an immigration lawyer based in Sherbrooke, said the Haitian community wants to rally support from the entire population. She has friends and family living there and they are trying to come to Canada.
“We would like the population to be concerned also because together we are brothers and sisters from the same world, so we believe we need their help, their donations, and their prayers to help Haiti be strong again,” said Guillaume.
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