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06 sept. 2019 | 20h16 UTC

Haiti: Burning tires and roadblocks reported in Port-au-Prince September 6

Haiti Alerte de sécurité

Burning tires and roadblocks reported in Port-au-Prince September 6; lingering transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/9/2019, 12h00 until 7/9/2019, 11h59 (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Port-au-Prince

Event

Burning tires and roadblocks have been reported on Rue Champs de Mars in Port-au-Prince on Friday, September 6. US diplomatic authorities have advised individuals to avoid the area.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.   

Context

Haiti has faced numerous demonstrations 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. The protests have divided Haitian society and have exacerbated an already-unstable political situation.

Advice

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

The security environment in Haiti remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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