Haitians demand lower fuel prices in mass protests – Al Jazeera English

“The cost of living is too high,” said Joel Pierre, a welder who joined Saturday’s protest instead of going to work.

He told the AP news agency he also would join in a two-day general strike scheduled to start on Monday that is aimed at forcing a shutdown of schools, banks and other institutions.

“We need to let the government know that this is serious,” Pierre said.

Bus drivers went on strike for two days earlier in the week, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers and students stranded. via – Al Jazeera English.

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