Protesters demand resignation of President Jovenel Moise
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets on Thursday to demand the ouster of President Jovenel Moise amid months of protests.
Demonstrators in Port-au-Prince want Jovenel Moise to resign for not investigating allegations of corruption in the previous government over Petrocaribe, a Venezuelan subsidised energy program..
Opposition leader Moise Jean Charles said protests will continue in the coming days until Moise resigns, something Haiti’s president says he will not do.
They pledged to continue demonstrations through the weekend unless the president resigns.
Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers said on Thursday that for person had been killed, apparently in a shooting near a protest, 36 people arrested and four police cars burned.
The Director General of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), Michel-Ange Gédéon, on Friday praised law enforcement officials for showing restraint during protest demonstrations across the country.