NEW YORK — Haitian activist organization Komokoda held a demonstration in front of Citigroup headquarters on July 28 to demand the banking and financial giant return what they call “Haiti’s stolen gold.”
“They need to give us back the gold they stole,” said Fabienne Hyacinthe, an East Flatbush resident and member of Komokoda. “That’s why we’re here today to let people know [that] every time you hear that ‘Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere,’ Citibank has a hand in it.”
Citibank is the consumer division of Citigroup.
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