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Haiti: Tear gas fired as police clash with anti-govt. protesters02:32

Haiti: Tear gas fired as police clash with anti-govt. protesters

Haiti, Port-au-Prince
October 5, 2019 at 04:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Demonstrators were met with tear gas as scuffles broke out between them and the police forces during the latest round of protests in Port-au-Prince on Friday. Demonstrators called for the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise amid an economic and political crisis.

Footage shows tires on fire, streets filled with tear gas as well as the clashes between the riot police and the protesters.

One protester was seen carrying a sign reading "Trump give Haiti a chance."

"Today, the entire country is asking the President to resign because he wasted $ 4.8 million PetroCaribe funds, so please Jovenel [Moise], we demand your resignation," said another demonstrator.

Demonstrators were reportedly walking towards the UN headquarters, to call on it to support Moise's resignation.

Haiti has been gripped by the fuel crisis since last year's collapse of the PetroCaribe agreement with Venezuela, which allowed Haiti along with other Caribbean countries to purchase subsidised fuel. Crippling shortages in September have triggered a massive anti-government movement over the past two weeks.

Haiti: Tear gas fired as police clash with anti-govt. protesters02:32
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Demonstrators were met with tear gas as scuffles broke out between them and the police forces during the latest round of protests in Port-au-Prince on Friday. Demonstrators called for the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise amid an economic and political crisis.

Footage shows tires on fire, streets filled with tear gas as well as the clashes between the riot police and the protesters.

One protester was seen carrying a sign reading "Trump give Haiti a chance."

"Today, the entire country is asking the President to resign because he wasted $ 4.8 million PetroCaribe funds, so please Jovenel [Moise], we demand your resignation," said another demonstrator.

Demonstrators were reportedly walking towards the UN headquarters, to call on it to support Moise's resignation.

Haiti has been gripped by the fuel crisis since last year's collapse of the PetroCaribe agreement with Venezuela, which allowed Haiti along with other Caribbean countries to purchase subsidised fuel. Crippling shortages in September have triggered a massive anti-government movement over the past two weeks.

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