Haitian police fired rubber bullets and tear fuel to disperse anti-government protesters who blocked roads and set fires within the capital, Port-au-Prince, with a number of individuals left injured.
Saturday’s unrest was the most recent throughout greater than a 12 months of protests calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over corruption expenses.
Haiti is at the moment experiencing a political deadlock and not using a parliament and is now run by decree beneath Moise.
Many Haitians criticise the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, alleging it has not accomplished sufficient to offer remedy or provide financial assist to those that misplaced work because of a nationwide lockdown geared toward stopping its unfold.
Police have held their very own protests this 12 months, demanding higher pay and dealing circumstances. In February, police exchanged hearth with Haitian troopers exterior the nationwide palace the place police had been protesting working circumstances.
Earlier this 12 months, a scathing United Nations report accused Haitian police of corruption and failing to guard the inhabitants.