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Haiti: Protests and roadblocks in Martissant May 16

Protests and roadblocks reported in Martissant area May 16; avoid Martissant and traveling on Route Nationale 2

16 May 05:55 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/18/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Port-au-Prince

Event

Ongoing demonstrations have been reported in the Martissant area on Wednesday, May 16, with protesters reportedly erecting roadblocks on Route Nationale 2. The US Embassy in Port-au-Prince has advised embassy staff to avoid the Martissant area and to refrain from traveling on Route Nationale 2 until further notice. Additional protests and consequent traffic disruptions are possible in the Martissant area in the coming days.

Context

All protests in Haiti, even smaller ones, have the potential to disrupt daily life as they often involve roadblocks and/or violence.

Advice

Individuals in Haiti are advised to monitor the situation and to strictly avoid all protests and associated roadblocks due to the high likelihood of violence.

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