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Haiti - FLASH : The population close to the revolt, at least 2 dead and several injured in the country (video)
23/08/2022 09:03:17

Haiti - FLASH : The population close to the revolt, at least 2 dead and several injured in the country (video)
Monday August 22, 2022 a strong tension reigned at the level in the capital and in several large provincial cities Miragoâne (Nippes), Petit-Goâve, Cayes (South), acmel (South-East) and Cap-Haitien (North), where thousands of protesters took to the streets…

The demonstrators expressed their fed up with crime, insecurity, high cost of living, inflation which reached 29% https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37369-haiti-flash-inflation-accelerates-and-reaches-29.html ), the scarcity of petroleum products and the devaluation of the Gourdes, requiring the departure of Prime Minister ai.i Ariel Henry

Barricades of burning tires were erected in particular in Delmas, Lalue and Nazon as a sign of protest, others were reported on the road to the airport. On the national road #1 towards Cabaret, threatening individuals prevented any circulation of vehicles and people. National road #7 was blocked near Beaumont. The situation was not better in the Province…

Burning tires, throwing stones, blocked roads, rare public transport vehicles and motorbike taxis, closed shops against a background of sporadic fire from automatic weapons, throwing stones against the police, intensive use of tear gas canisters to disperse the demonstrators, have enamelled this day where we felt in places the breath of the revolt...

Most service stations were closed and operations paralyzed at the Varreux oil terminal,

At least 2 people were reportedly killed in Delmas 38 and several others injured when several unidentified individuals opened fire on the demonstrators before fleeing by car. Demonstrators set fire to a house which was storing fuel clandestinely.

In Les Cayes, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg...

Clashes were reported between demonstrators and those close to power in Delmas and in the provinces.

During this day at least three motorcycles and 4 vehicles were burned and many private cars vandalized.

In Cap-Haitien, thousands of protesters took to the streets under strong police supervision. Former senator Jean-Charles Moïse leader of the radical opposition party "Pitit Desalin" was particularly upset against the banks he accuses of being responsible for the vertiginous rise in the exchange rate declaring "We will burn them all if the exchange rate is not fixed at less than 100 gourdes" also threatening to burn the houses of transfer, rice importers and owners of gas stations and to close the country if necessary.

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