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10 Oct 2019 | 06:45 PM UTC

Haiti: Opposition protests planned in Port-au-Prince October 11

Haiti News Alert

Opposition leaders call for demonstrations in Port-au-Prince on October 11; heightened security and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/11/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Port-au-Prince

Event

Thousands of protesters are expected to participate in anti-government demonstrations in Port-au-Prince on Friday, October 11. At least 18 people have died in Haiti since protests erupted over fuel shortages on September 2. Demonstrators are now demanding the resignation of President Jovenal Moïse over allegations of corruption and economic mismanagement. Protesters on Friday are expected to march toward the National Palace; organizers did not immediately announce a meeting time.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected near all protest sites. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Context

The recent protests in Haiti have been primarily motivated by widespread food and fuel shortages, an ailing economy, and allegations of government corruption.

Advice

Individuals traveling in Haiti are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, budget additional time for travel, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities. Increased vigilance is advised. The security environment in Haiti remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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