Haitian police have fired rubber bullets and tear gasoline to disperse anti-government protesters who blocked roads and set fires within the capital, Port-au-Prince
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian police on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gasoline to disperse anti-government protesters who blocked roads and set fires within the capital, Port-au-Prince. A number of individuals have been injured.
Many Haitians criticize the federal government’s pandemic response, alleging that authorities haven’t performed sufficient to offer therapy for these affected, or supplied financial help for individuals who misplaced work attributable to a nationwide lockdown aimed toward stopping the unfold of COVID-19 within the impoverished nation.
The police have held their very own protests this 12 months, demanding higher pay and dealing situations. In February, police exchanged gunfire with Haitian troopers outdoors the nationwide palace the place police have been protesting working situations.
Earlier this 12 months, a scathing United Nations report accused Haitian police of corruption and failing to guard the inhabitants.