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15 Nov 2020 | 09:26 PM UTC

Haiti: Protests scheduled nationwide on November 18

Haiti News Alert

Union protests scheduled nationwide on November 18; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/18/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Haiti

Event

Protests organized by the National Union of Haitian Normaliens (UNNOH) are to be held nationwide on Wednesday, November 18. The demonstrations are being held in protest of various issues, including unemployment, poverty, and rampant kidnapping. Although Wednesday's demonstrations are intended to be peaceful, protests in Haiti can quickly escalate and frequently involve clashes between demonstrators and security forces, with roadblocks often set up by demonstrators, as well as the burning of objects and live gunfire.

A heightened security presence is likely in the vicinity of the protests, with an associated risk of localized travel disruptions.  

Advice

Those in Haiti are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, anticipate localized disruptions to transportation and business operations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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