No word from Haiti’s president as fear paralyzes capital

A masked demonstrator gestures before burning tires during protests in Port-au-Prince, on February 10, 2019 (AFP Photo/HECTOR RETAMAL)

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Sporadic gunfire echoed through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Monday as the government remained silent in the face of protests that have paralyzed the Haitian capital and triggered rising violence.

The normally traffic-clogged streets were largely empty as schools, shops and municipal offices were shuttered for fear of more violence that has already left several people dead and an air of uncertainty hanging over the government of President Jovenel Moise.

Barricades have sprung up in some areas of the capital and other cities, as protesters have taken to the streets demanding the president step down over reports of mismanagement and possible embezzlement of development funds in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

https://news.yahoo.com/no-word-haitis-president-fear-paralyzes-capital-180719400.html

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