The demonstrators were brutally dispersed by the vigorous intervention of the officers of the Departmental Order Maintenance Unit (UDMO), who used tear gas against demonstrators. Chaduc Louis, a member of the communications office of deputy Germain was arrested and beaten by the forces before being released later. The sign of radio Thim FM, was damaged by stone throws by unidentified individuals.
Following the violence, Deputy Germain Alexandre Fils reacted on Thursday evening in an exclusive interview given to Radio Préférence, on the program Tribune popular (pale palew) declaring "I am a supporter of non-violence [...] I support any demonstration provided that it is peaceful and that it takes place in order and discipline [...] I therefore regret the incidents recorded during the demonstration on Thursday, when people made their demands heard for a just cause. Our supporters have been victims of police brutality and tear gas [...]
If the demonstrators had took the Grand'Rue and passed near the radio Thim, I would deplore, with all my heart, the attack perpetrated against the sign of this station. I said IF because, according to the information I have, the protesters avoided passing near this radio station. It seems that this act of vandalism had nothing to do with the demonstration of that day. However, whatever the origin of this incident, I deplore what happened.
In addition, I give full guarantee that the problem of the revocation of these 7 employees of the Petit-Goâve APN will be resolved soon. I initiated talks with the DG of the Port-au-Prince APN. The population can therefore stay at home. Everything will come back in order. Use patience."