Haiti: Clashes erupt between anti-government protesters and police

Clashes broke out between protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and law enforcement in Port-au-Prince on Thursday. Footage shows police forces firing at protesters, and the latter throwing projectiles. The demonstrators also set tyres on fire. Anti-government protests against the Haitian President Jovenel Moise kicked off in February at impoverished quarters of Port... Еще-au-Prince. Demonstrators are protesting against the country's corruption, double-digit inflation, and poor living conditions. The accusations against Moise stem from a scandal involving the misuse of money from the PetroCaribe fund. PetroCaribe — the brainchild of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez — allowed participating countries to purchase cheap petroleum products with reduced interest rates. Haitian investigations into the alleged misuse of nearly $2 billion (€1.7 billion) pointed to several ministers in the current ruling party, but none have faced legal proceedings.

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