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Strike shuts down Haiti capital after three days of protests

Strike shuts down Haiti capital after three days of protests”

According to reports, the fuel price rise is in compliance with an agreement made with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). One guest, Stacy Librandi Bourne, explained to CNN what she was experiencing.

Parliamentary discussions are underway to determine the next steps aimed at calming the crisis, with some elected officials urging the immediate resignation of the prime minister.

Looters are pillaging burned and vandalized shops in Haiti's capital following two days of violent protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices.

A source on the ground in Haiti described the situation as "on fire" and only getting worse, with more major demonstrations expected Sunday in the wealthy enclave of Pétion-Ville, south-east of the capital city.

Security manned the building, but rioters shattered the main entrance before moving to another hotel.

"The poor people want to be able to eat", one masked protester told Reuters TV as a auto blazed behind him.

"Due to concerns over safety from unrest in the area, Spirit Airlines felt it necessary to temporarily suspend service to Port-au-Prince, Haiti Saturday", the airline said in a statement.

The protests and the resulting violence take place in a nation whose people are in despair and have lost confidence in the government as Haiti experiences depreciation of the local currency, the Haitian gourde, double-digit inflation, and no jobs. "I believe these protests will force the government to go back on its decision". Flights have resumed, allowing American missionaries and others who were stranded to leave the country.

Volunteer groups from several USA states are stranded in Haiti after violent protests over fuel prices canceled flights and made roads unsafe.

That's left dozens of Americans stuck.

Unlike my church's youth group, a youth group from Bradenton, Fla. was stranded at least until Monday thanks to such roadblocks. Executive Pastor Dewayne McFarlin told Reuters that armed men stopped the caravan of teenagers, demanding payment in exchange for safe passage. (HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images) Burning cars that were burned during looting that occurred at a market are seen in Delmas, a commune of Port-au-Prince, during protests against the rising price of fuel, on July 8, 2018. "They weren't government or police", McFarlin said. "Good people just trying to survive can get caught in the crossfire of this political unrest".

McFarlin and his group returned to Neply.



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