Street demonstrations demanding the resignation of Haitian President Michel Martelly are continuing in Port-au-Prince while police have reported the emergence of armed groups in the northern part of the country, a development that has added more gravity to the already tense political situation.
Martelly continues to hold talks with sections of the moderate opposition to arrive at an agreement on key issues such as the holding of general and municipal elections.
The police chief of northern Haiti, Mones Auguste, told Efe Tuesday that police were tracking an armed band that has openly expressed its intention of fighting the government.
“Last week, they blocked the road close to the city of Milot and shouted anti-government slogans and also robbed passengers of their belongings,” said Auguste. via La Prensa