Haiti protesters call on President Jovenel Moise to quit

Protesters stone home of Haiti president, clash with police

Protesters stone home of Haiti president, clash with police

A demonstrator stands in the street chanting slogans against President Jovenel Moise during a protest to demand his resignation and to know how Petro Caribe funds have been used by the current and past administrations, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

Speaking with Haiti newspaper Le Nouvelliste, Chief Inspector Ralph Stanley Brice said the prisoners had initially left their cells for a scheduled shower.

Witnesses said the anti-Moise protest was taking place in front of the police station adjoining the penitentiary in Aquin, a town of around 100,000 on the south coast of the country's Tiburon Peninsula.

Protesters in the Petionville neighbourhood blocked the road to Mr Moise's house and stoned his property.

AI to give doctors more time with patients says NHS
Robotic surgery could be expanded , while they could also automate repetitive tasks such as dispensing pharmaceuticals. Tesco knows more about its customers than the NHS does about its patients, the health secretary has said.

The President, who's been in power since 2017, is calling for talks with the opposition, which has refused.

The protest came as The Core Group - composed of a senior UN official, the ambassadors of France, Germany, Brazil, Canada, and the United States, and representatives of Spain, the European Union and the Organization of American States - called on Haiti's politicians to enter dialogue over the crisis, lamenting the loss of life and damage caused by the protests.

The report also suggested that President Moise had been involved in irregularities.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Caribbean and 60% of the population live on less than $2 (£1.53) a day.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.