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Haiti - FLASH : Residence of the President, the police prevents the protesters
12/10/2019 08:40:43

Haiti - FLASH : Residence of the President, the police prevents the protesters
On Friday, several thousand people took to the streets responding to the call of the radical opposition in the capital and the main cities of Haiti, to demand the departure of President Jovenel Moïse.

Clashes and throwing stones on the road of Frères and the Boulevard du 15 octobre were reported, used oil was dumped on part of Martin Luther King Avenue, as well as in the Sainte Therese Park area and of Canapé Vert...

Acts of vandalism, looting and violence were at the rendezvous...

In Port-au-Prince, thousands of demonstrators, mostly young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods, walked in the hope of reaching the residence of the Head of State in Pèlerin.

In Petion-ville, the National Police of Haiti (PNH) had deployed a large police device to prevent thousands of demonstrators from reaching Pèlerin 5. Access to the main road that leads to Pèlerin and its surroundings and the residence of the President Jovenel Moïse had been blocked by two PNH trucks, equipped with water cannons.

Law enforcement officers used water cannons and used tear gas extensively when protesters tried to force a police roadblock. Violent clashes between protesters and police took place in St Pierre's Square turned into a real battlefield, protesters tried in vain to burn the Kinam Hotel.

Senators Youri Latortue, Antonio Chéramy and Sorel Jacinthe were seen near Saint Pierre's Square at midday with protesters

Violent clashes between several groups of demonstrators and riot police occured all afternoon, protesters throwing stones and bottles, were repeatedly dispersed by police with tear gas canisters, shooting rubber bullets and firing gunshots, preventing them from progressing towards Pèlerin 5, creating a sharp tension and panic movements in Pétion-ville.

Clashes and throwing stones were reported among others at Street Faubert and in the area of ​​the church of Saint Thérèse and barricades on fire on the streets Grégoire and Pinchinat...

The stores had closed. Some protesters attacked businesses and other buildings in the commune. They attempted to burn down the Kinam Hotel and burned trestles of small traders. Several demonstrators were injured by rubber bullets.

The objective of the opposition to go to the residence of President Moïse https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28964-haiti-news-zapping.html seek his resignation was defeated by the PNH.

André Michel, spokesman of the radical opposition of the movement called "Democratic and Popular" which asks the population to maintain its mobilization, reports at least 4 dead and 4 tens of wounded in Haiti for which it makes responsible the repression of the police.

Demonstrations also took place in Province

In Les Cayes, a crowd took the concrete to demand the resignation of President Moïse. At least 3 dead and more than 10 wounded are reported. Following vandalism, violence and threats to hospital staff, the Les Cayes General Hospital temporarily suspended its services.

In Cap-Haitien the demonstrators tried to break into the residential area of ​​Carrenage where clashes took place between protesters and police a deluge of tear gas and stones...

In Jérémie, protesters tried to burn down a house next to the Unibank branch at Mgr. Beaugé. Several clashes have reported between protesters and police. Bursts of automatic weapons were heard in the downtown area.

In Miragoâne, hundreds of demonstrators threw stones at the offices of the Nippes Departmental Directorate of the Ministry of Economy, breaking the windows of the building's windows. All activities were paralyzed...

Roads were also blocked at Jacmel in Léogane, Petit-Goave, Chalon, Fond-des-Nègres in Gonaïves and Haut Ledier, (between Mirebalais and Hinche)

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