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Haiti: Clashes erupt between anti-government protesters and police

Haiti, Port-au-Prince
June 13, 2019 at 01:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes broke out between protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and law enforcement in Port-au-Prince on Thursday.

Footage shows police forces firing at protesters, and the latter throwing projectiles.

The demonstrators also set tyres on fire.

Anti-government protests against the Haitian President Jovenel Moise kicked off in February at impoverished quarters of Port-au-Prince. Demonstrators are protesting against the country's corruption, double-digit inflation, and poor living conditions.

The accusations against Moise stem from a scandal involving the misuse of money from the PetroCaribe fund.

PetroCaribe - the brainchild of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez - allowed participating countries to purchase cheap petroleum products with reduced interest rates. Haitian investigations into the alleged misuse of nearly $2 billion (€1.7 billion) pointed to several ministers in the current ruling party, but none have faced legal proceedings.

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Clashes broke out between protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and law enforcement in Port-au-Prince on Thursday.

Footage shows police forces firing at protesters, and the latter throwing projectiles.

The demonstrators also set tyres on fire.

Anti-government protests against the Haitian President Jovenel Moise kicked off in February at impoverished quarters of Port-au-Prince. Demonstrators are protesting against the country's corruption, double-digit inflation, and poor living conditions.

The accusations against Moise stem from a scandal involving the misuse of money from the PetroCaribe fund.

PetroCaribe - the brainchild of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez - allowed participating countries to purchase cheap petroleum products with reduced interest rates. Haitian investigations into the alleged misuse of nearly $2 billion (€1.7 billion) pointed to several ministers in the current ruling party, but none have faced legal proceedings.

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