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14 Aug 2019 | 07:15 PM UTC

Haiti: Protesters rally on Avenue Maïs Gaté (Port-au-Prince) toward US Embassy August 14

Haiti News Alert

Protesters rally on Avenue Maïs Gaté (Port-au-Prince) August 14, proceeding toward US Embassy; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected near protest

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Avenue Maïs Gaté (Port-au-Prince)

Event

Protesters are reportedly rallying on Avenue Maïs Gaté in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, August 14, and proceeding toward the US Embassy amid a heightened security presence. Demonstrators' move toward the US Embassy comes after Haitian National Police reportedly blocked the protesters from entering Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) earlier in the day. Some demonstrators are burning tires.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected around the protest and the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince over the coming hours.

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 Port-au-Prince are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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