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Police in Haiti fire tear-gas at protesters seeking ouster of government – The Independent


Anti-government protesters in Haiti are aiming to shut down the capital city for two days as the country lurches towards chaos amid mounting anger over fuel prices and delayed elections.

In recent days, police have fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Port au Prince who set fire to tyres as thousands of people marched in an effort do dislodge the government.

The protests have remained largely peaceful though reports say there is growing tension at a time when the country would traditionally be preparing for its Mardi Gras Carnival.

After a one-day fuel strike last Monday, the government announced lower fuel prices, reducing petrol to 195 gourdes ($4.25) per gallon from 215 gourdes ($4.62). via – The Independent

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