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Haiti: Angry police forces set carnival stands on fire to protest bad working conditions - reports

Haiti, Port-au-Prince
February 18, 2020 at 04:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Carnival stands were destroyed after angry demonstrators, including police officers, set them alight during mass protests in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, on Monday.

Footage shows the fire raging on and destroying the wooden stands in the area of Champ de Mars. The City Hall stand was among those hit by the blaze.

The incident took place following a day of protests organised by police forces, who marched through the streets claiming the right to organise a union and demanding better working conditions.

Police forces also threatened to boycott the Carnival celebrations, which are taking place on February 23, 24 and 25.

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Carnival stands were destroyed after angry demonstrators, including police officers, set them alight during mass protests in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, on Monday.

Footage shows the fire raging on and destroying the wooden stands in the area of Champ de Mars. The City Hall stand was among those hit by the blaze.

The incident took place following a day of protests organised by police forces, who marched through the streets claiming the right to organise a union and demanding better working conditions.

Police forces also threatened to boycott the Carnival celebrations, which are taking place on February 23, 24 and 25.

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