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Haiti - FLASH : Heavy balance of riots
25/07/2018 08:23:31

Haiti - FLASH : Heavy balance of riots
Following the riots (July 6,7,8) that followed the announcement of the increase in fuel prices at the pump https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24881-haiti-flash-the-price-of-gas-explodes-at-the-pump.html at least 20 people lost their lives (5 in Pétion-ville, 4 in Delmas and 11 in various communes of the department of the West) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24965-haiti-news-zapping.html

For its part, the National Ambulance Center (CAN), confirms that it has transported urgently during the 3 days of riots, more than 100 wounded, of which about 20 by bullets mainly at the State University Hospital of Haiti (HUEH) and at tLa Paix Hospital in Delmas 33 https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-24940-icihaiti-security-the-riots-made-several-dozen-injured-by-bullets.html . The National Police of Haiti (PNH) deplores the death of two of its agents.

According to the report of the partial assessment carried out by the Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) presented Tuesday, 76 vehicles were burned down : 52 parked on the courts of commercial enterprises and 24 new vehicles in two showrooms of Universal Motors on the road to the airport and Pétion-ville. This report does not take into account the vehicles destroyed or vandalized in the streets (RNDDH). The PNH reports the destruction of 4 of its vehicles

At least 80 private enterprises and State institutions were looted and/or burned during the riots. including 30 private companies, out of a mall. In addition, 11 companies had broken windows and 3 suffered fire attempts. The PNH reports significant damage to 4 sub-police stations.

At least 12 companies (2 in Delmas, 8 in Pétion-ville, 1 in downtown and 1 on the road to the airport) were looted.

8 shopping centers, bringing together more than 50 shops were damaged during the violent events of July 6, 7 and 8.

In addition, Me Clamé Ocnam Daméus, the Government Commissioner at the Court of First Instance (TPI) of Port-au-Prince confirms that more than 100 people have been arrested, accused among others of looting and arson during these 3 days of riots.

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