Protests in Haiti this week

On Wednesday, September 7, thousands of people mobilized throughout Haiti in demonstrations against the de facto government of Ariel Henry. Protests against the government have been growing as insecurity has gotten worse, and the economy continues to decline. Below is a survey of reports on Twitter about the protests from Port au Prince, Jeremie, Les Cayes, Jacmel and elsewhere.

The government, which up to now has been unable (or unwilling) to grapple with rising insecurity from gangs, mobilized the police to confront demonstrators. 

In Jeremie 3 people were shot and killed during protests. The police dispersed the crowds with tear gas several times. Automatic gunfire was heard throughout the area. In nearby Château, the office of Civil Protection Operations/Grand Anse was looted. 

Police reportedly fired live rounds to disperse demonstrations near Petionville

Thousands of people protested in Port au Prince.

Police fired live rounds in the downtown neighborhood of Lalue in Port au Prince.

In Jacmel, demonstrations also targeted the Kwahly family, which owns multiple businesses in Jacmel, including gas stations. As demonstrators approached the Kwahly compound their passage was blocked with burning tires and automatic gunfire erupted, wounding at least four people. 

In Les Cayes:

Protests in Les Cayes continue on Friday:

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    Jynx Houston

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    HAITI DESERVES THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE WORLD. FRANCE & THE US OWE HAITI BILLIONS AS THEY STOLE MONEY FROM HAITI IN THE MOST CRUEL WAY—BECAUSE HAITI HAD A SLAVE REVOLT & WON!

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