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Haiti - FLASH : Demonstration, one death, warehouse and containers looted in Les Cayes
10/09/2022 09:23:44

Haiti - FLASH : Demonstration, one death, warehouse and containers looted in Les Cayes
The mobilization against insecurity, the high cost of living, the Prime Minister and the fuel shortage continues in the country for the 3rd week.

Friday, September 9, several thousand demonstrators in addition to the capital, marched in several provincial towns in Petit-Goâve, Hinche, Fond-des-Nègres among others.

Scenes of looting have been reported in particular in the city of Les Cayes where traffic was paralyzed by barricades on various axes and all commercial activities closed in the city center.

The protesters demanded the departure of Prime Minister Ariel Henry and threatened to remain in the streets if the Head of Government remains in power.

Very upset against the high cost of living, angry demonstrators looted the "Piyay depot" food depot located on Street Antoine Simon located at the corner of Street Antoine Simon and Avenue Cartagena, taking everything that was at the inside the business... leaving its owner in tears in front of a passive and powerless police in the face of a raging crowd of demonstrators...

According to testimonies, the head office of Caritas in Les Cayes was also the victim of vandalism and looting.

During this day several thousand Cayens took to the streets, several injuries were reported (unofficial source) during clashes with the police and one shot dead. A grisly discovery, a coffin containing a rotting corpse was found on Second Granse Rue on Friday morning.

Let's recall that the day before (Thursday 8), unidentified individuals looted several containers at the market at rue Général Marion prolonged.

In Les Cayes on the black market, the price of a gallon of fuel can reach up to 2,500 Gourdes...

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