Parsley Massacre

Parsley Massacre

On October 2, 1937, massacre of thousands of Haitians living on the border with the Dominican Republic began. Dominican soldiers would hold up a sprig of parsley and those who could not pronounce the Spanish word “perejil” properly were slaughtered. Few bullets were used during this “Parsley Massacre.” 17000-35000 Haitians were instead bludgeoned and bayonetted, then herded into the sea, where sharks finished what the soldiers had begun.

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