Friday, February 15, 2019

Violent Protests Continue In Haiti

AFP: Haiti president breaks silence after week of violent unrest

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Thursday broke his silence after a week of violent protests demanding his resignation as the US announced it was pulling "non-emergency personnel" from the country over the deadly unrest.

"I will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers," Moise said in a pre-recorded address broadcast on state television, speaking in Creole in the aftermath of clashes between authorities and demonstrators in the capital Port-au-Prince.

Since February 7, at least seven people have died as Haiti has been plunged into political crisis, with everyday life paralyzed by protests and barricades in the largest towns.

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More News On Violent Protests Continuing In Haiti

Haiti President Jovenel Moise refuses to leave -- BBC
Seventh person dies as Haiti protests enter second week -- RFI
Haiti in disarray as anti-government protests lead to prison breakout -- The Guardian
Haiti's Senate Leader Presents Plan to End Crisis -- VOA
Violent protests in Haiti trap more than 100 Canadian tourists, aid workers -- CTV
Haiti is once again on edge, and humanitarian aid groups debate whether to go or cancel -- Miami Herald
Here's what's fuelling Haiti's violent street protests -- CBC

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