‘On Jun.15, 2012, at about 11:00 am, Brazilian soldiers of the United Nations military occupation force known as the UN Stabilization Mission for Haiti (MINUSTAH) tried three times to enter the School of Humanities (FASCH) of Haiti’s State University, causing confusion, cacophony, and casualties around the campus on Avenue Christophe in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
All three times, the students pushed the UN troops back, preventing their entry onto the campus. Early on in the now eight-year occupation, students declared that the FASCH would remain free of any occupying force, a pledge made in the name of Haiti’s founding fathers, including Jean-Jacques Dessalines. The FASCH is an inviolable entity, the students say, as specified in the Haitian Constitution.
On several occasions during the UN occupation, students have clashed with MINUSTAH troops at various State University campuses.’