Chavannes Jean-Baptiste describes how soldiers arrived at the Mouvman Peyizan Papay headquarters early on the morning of November 9, 1989, where they proceeded to beat and arrest peasant farmers who were attending a literacy class. They beat the farmers with rifles, demanding to know where Chavannes Jean-Baptiste and Patrick Beauchard were. They searched the premises, demanding to know where the weapons were. MPP does not have weapons, and they are not connected to Patrick Beauchard (one of the soldiers who attempted to overthrow Prosper Avril). Is this a plot to destroy the Haitian peasantry for good? asks Jean-Baptiste. He calls for solidarity among Haiti's democratic sector, civil society groups, and grassroots groups, in the face of army repression.