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Haiti - FLASH : 3rd day of riots in Haiti
09/07/2018 08:17:28

Haiti - FLASH : 3rd day of riots in Haiti
Sunday, two days after the start of violence triggered by the announcement of the increase of fuel prices https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24881-haiti-flash-the-price-of-gas-explodes-at-the-pump.html and despite Saturday's suspension of this decision https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24889-haiti-flash-the-government-suspend-its-decision.html the situation was still tense and confused in Port-au-Prince and in certain provincial towns, and many roads were still impassable.

Protesters paid little attention to the Head of State's call for calm https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24890-haiti-flash-message-of-president-moise-to-the-nation.html and warnings from the Ministry of Justice and by the National Police of Haiti (PNH) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24892-haiti-flash-demonstrations-violence-balance-of-2-days-of-chaos.html and economic activities have been paralyzed in the metropolitan area. Some street vendors courageously tried to resume a semblance of activity as motorcycle taxi, even if the customers were rare... and that one heard sporadic shooting...

Despite a police presence in some places, new scenes of looting were reported in the capital and in the commune of Delmas where shops were attacked and looted (food stores, building materials sales companies and clothing stores). Very aggressive and menacing, some individuals wearing hoods, headscarves or motorcycle helmets, were armed with machetes and knives.

Barricades of burning tires were consolidated, other new were erected in the various arteries of the Capital, but also in Carrefour, Delmas and Pétion-ville among others...

More and more protesters are demanding the departure of the Head of State and his Government. A call for a 48-hour general strike is circulating in the country without anyone knowing whether it is a union slogan or a destabilizing strategy of those behind these riots who are manipulating a large part of the protesters. Everything happens in the greatest confusion, moreover, the telecommunication services, (Telephone and Internet) that were damaged make the verification of some information difficult...

On Saturday and Sunday morning, several airlines canceled their flights, with a possibility of extension, the staff can not move safely to provide their services at Toussaint Louverture International Airport. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24892-haiti-flash-demonstrations-violence-balance-of-2-days-of-chaos.html

Sunday we are told that the customs office in Malpasse was burned by unidentified individuals ...

In addition, discussions between the parliamentary blocs are underway to determine the follow-up to the crisis, some require the immediate resignation of the Prime Minister.

In the diaspora, especially in Montreal, the Haitian community is worried about the outbreak of violence in Haiti and fear for the safety of their family and loved ones in Haiti. A situation whose uncertain outcome does not seem ready to return to order for the moment...

See also :
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24895-haiti-politic-the-prime-minister-invited-to-resign.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24892-haiti-flash-demonstrations-violence-balance-of-2-days-of-chaos.html
https://www.icihaiti.com/article-24891-icihaiti-petit-goave-la-population-en-colere-met-le-feu-au-tribunal-de-paix.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-24890-haiti-flash-message-du-president-moise-a-la-nation.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-24889-haiti-flash-le-gouvernement-revient-sur-sa-decision.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-24887-haiti-flash-hausse-des-carburants-au-moins-deux-morts-et-de-nombreux-degat-dans-la-capitale.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-24883-haiti-flash-tous-les-nouveaux-tarifs-de-transports-en-commun.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-24881-haiti-flash-le-prix-de-l-essence-explose-a-la-pompe.html
https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-24843-icihaiti-politic-weekly-review-of-activities-in-parliament.html

SL/ S/ HaitiLibre



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