Economy

Haiti protesters clash with police over oil prices – Yahoo News


Police patrols opened fire and threw tear gas to disperse knots of young people blocking roads with large rocks and tree branches.

“We demand that oil prices drop by 100 gourdes (about $2) per liter),” union leader Anderson Desroches told reporters.

The new Haitian government announced a slight decrease of 15 gourdes ($0.32) per liter of gas and 10 gourdes ($0.21) on kerosene, which the unions deemed insufficient.

Numerous violent incidents took place during the protests.

At least three people were wounded by gunshots in a neighborhood south of the capital during clashes between protesting youths and police. via – Yahoo News

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