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14 Jun 2019 | 01:02 PM UTC

Haiti: Anti-government demonstration planned in Port-au-Prince June 14

Haiti News Alert

Anti-government protest planned in Port-au-Prince June 14; localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/14/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Port-au-Prince

Event

An anti-government protest is slated to take place on Friday, June 14, in the capital, Port-au-Prince. The protest will begin at Champ-de-Mars and later proceed in the direction of Saint-Honoré, Pavée, Lalue, and Capois streets with the aim of circling the National Palace in seven laps. An increased security presence, along with localized transportation disruptions, are likely around demonstration sites. Clashes between police and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Context

Numerous demonstrations have been staged in recent months to call for greater government transparency after several public officials, including President Jovenel Moïse, were implicated in a scandal related to the alleged misuse of PetroCaribe funds.

Advice

Individuals in Haiti are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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