Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, Thursday, calling onto President Jovenel Moise to step down following the publication of a national budget which demonstrators believe to have a negative impact on the country's poor. The unpopular budget plan is set to introduce tax hikes and is expected to come into effect on October 1.
Protesters rallied in various... Еще neighbourhood before marching to the National Palace where they clashed with police. Police reportedly fired tear gas to disperse the protesters who responded with bottles, rocks and other projectiles. Some of the protesters tried to set a police car on fire, while others set up a barricade causing traffic disruption.
The Senate approved the national budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 despite overwhelming concerns over its adding to the country's debt. The passing of the budget proposal comes days after Haitian President Jovenel Moise delivered a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York.