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Haiti - Social : New anti-Moïse demonstration, violence and vandalism at the rendezvous
14/06/2019 09:28:43

Haiti - Social : New anti-Moïse demonstration, violence and vandalism at the rendezvous
Thursday about 2,000 people demonstrated again in downtown Port-au-Prince to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse and holding the PetroCaribe Trial. The demonstrations on the outskirts of the National Palace being prohibited, the organizers had defined a tour around the Palace in the streets nearby, with the aim of making it 7 times around.

For several hours, the protesters followed this course not without some clashes with the security of the Palace while the protesters were too close to the security perimeter. Furious at being prevented by agents of the general security unit of the National Palace, the protesters vented by throwing stones at the Parliament and the security agents...

Several barricades of burning tires were erected along the route, individuals have vandalized several private cars, including breaking windows and windshields of vehicles as well as windows of different companies in their path...

At the Bicentennial, protesters clashed with other devices of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), unhappy with these blockages protesters threw stones and bottles at the police, then on the Palace of Justice receiving in return tear-gas grenades from the security guards of the Palace of Justice and the PNH, before attacking the offices of Electricité d'Haïti (Ed'H) on the Boulevard Harry Truman then at the Ministry for the Status of Women at the Champs de Mars.

Subsequently, several groups of highly motivated demonstrators wearing hoods caused various material damage in outlying areas of the Champ de Mars.

In addition, a vehicle carrying merchants returning from Kenscoff was the target of stone throwing at Lalue at the corner of rue Capois and Avenue John Brown, the driver trying to escape a group of very angry people... lost control of his vehicle that overturned causing at least 2 injuries.

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