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23 oct. 2019 | 20h28 UTC

Haiti: Unrest reported in Port-au-Prince October 23

Haiti Alerte de sécurité

Protest activity reported across Port-au-Prince on October 23; heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 23/10/2019, 12h00 until 24/10/2019, 11h59 (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Port-au-Prince

Event

As of the afternoon (local time) of Wednesday, October 23, a violent mob of approximately 200 people has set fire to the front gates of the National Society of Industrial Parks (SONAPI) in Port-au-Prince. Protest activity has also been reported near Carrefour de l'Aéroport, Petion-Ville, Rue Panamericaine, and Nazon.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the above-mentioned areas over the coming hours.

Context

Haiti has faced numerous demonstrations in recent months calling 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. Protests have segmented society and 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, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, 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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