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Haiti - FLASH : 6th day of paralysis, the country sinks into chaos...
13/02/2019 13:06:23

Haiti - FLASH : 6th day of paralysis, the country sinks into chaos...
Tuesday, the 6th day of paralysis activities in Port-au-Prince and most major provincial cities. Anti-government demonstrations spread throughout the day throughout the country and once again gave rise to scenes of chaos and violence.

At the beginning of the morning barricades were erected or reinforced on the main roads including Carrefour, Delmas and the capital...

Several hundred demonstrators from Cité-Soleil, La Saline and Delmas tried in vain to go to the Champ de Mars, but came up against a large police force deployed around the National Palace.

In Port-au-Prince, which gathered several thousand people, protesters expressed their unrestrained anger against social inequalities, corruption, the cost of living and the Head of State he requires departure and they hold responsible for all the evils, vandalizing and burning vehicles in their path, looting shops among others on the streets Pavé, Lamarre and Montalais. Attempts to loot several shopping centers have also been reported.

Protesters attacked public and private buildings in downtown Port-au-Prince. Individuals violated the space of the Consulate of the Republic of Peru and Italy housed in the same building.

In the province, the situation in the big cities was not much better, especially in the North-West and North-East departments where activities were at a standstill. Most roads in the country were partially or completely blocked as on the RN 2. The great South is practically cut off from the west by barricades protected by protesters. The population is worried about these road blocks and the lack of food that is starting to be felt, while trucks can no longer circulate to deliver goods and essential commodities in different departments...

On Tuesday at least one person was shot dead and many others wounded. Since February 7, no less than 6 people have lost their lives by the bullet, while the police have not communicated any human toll since February 8

The leaders of the radical opposition uncompromising, camp on their position demanding the unconditional departure of President Jovenel Moïse and his Government and inciting the population to the mobilization and blockage of roads until the resignation of the Head of State...

On Tuesday, as the situation worsened, the US State Department ordered all children of United States embassy US diplomatic personnel to leave the territory, as well as non-essential US personnel and members of the US embassy. adults from this staff's families.

SL/ S/ PI/ HaitiLibre

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