Violent unrest has been witnessed in Pétion-Ville on Sunday, June 16, as demonstrators and motorcyclists have reportedly smashed windows of vehicles around the city. Disruptions to transportation and business are to be expected in affected areas over the coming hours. Similar incidents are to be expected in the area over the coming days.
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.
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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