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24 Aug 2018 | 04:54 PM UTC

Haiti: Protests in Port-au-Prince August 24 /update 2

Haiti News Alert

Protests ongoing in Port-au-Prince August 24; heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/29/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Haiti, Port-au-Prince

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Event

Protests are currently ongoing in Port-au-Prince as of Friday morning (local time), August 24, as demonstrators condemn alleged government corruption and mismanagement of public funds. Participants are expected to march to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (CSCCA) where they will stage a sit-in outside the building. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected near the demonstration sites. Further related protests are possible in the coming days. Clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out.

Context

Numerous demonstrations have been held in recent months to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, the liberation of people arrested during violent unrest that broke out July 6-8, and the arrest of individuals implicated in the PetroCaribe corruption scandal.

Advice

Individuals in Port-au-Prince are advised to monitor the situation and strictly avoid all protests and associated roadblocks due to the likelihood of violence.

 

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