PLACE DU 13 MAI
Today’s rally in “place du 13 mai” started at 11.00am and ended at 02.20pm Madagascar time.
The TGV supporters as well as opposition followers gathered again today at “place du 13 mai” Analakely (downtown of Antananarivo).
The speech of Andry Rajoelina, self-proclaimed president of the HAT (High Authority of the Transition) and former Mayor of Antananarivo, was very clear: “We do not want a referendum! What we want is Marc Ravalomanana’s resignation!” He said standing in front of over-excited crowd.
“In my quality of president of the HAT (a institution which is not provided by the constitution but just created by Andry Rajoelina to rule Madagascar), I order the police, the gendarme and the military forces, to arrest as soon as possible Marc Ravalomanana!” He added.
Andry Rajoelina also said thet he is not afraid of a potential suspension of the International helps because according to him, there is a country which is ready to provide Madagascar with an aid of US$ 50,000,000.
PRESIDENTIAL PALACE OF IAVOLOHA
Ravalomanana supporters are now getting ready for eventual assaults from mutineer soldiers and gendarmes. Radio Mada (FM 100.8: private radio station which belongs to Marc Ravalomanana) is now regularly calling people to join the district of Iavoloha (suburb of Antananarivo) to protect the presidential palace because, according to their information, the assault might occur tonight.
Early this morning at 03.00am Madagascar time, 02 heavy mortar strikes hit the surrounding of the Iavoloha presidential palace (around 02 kilometers from the palace)