- Title: Haitians take to the streets to call for president's resignation
- Date: 14th October 2019
- Summary: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (OCTOBER 13, 2019) (REUTERS) FIERY BARRICADE ON STREET NEAR PROTESTERS PROTESTERS MARCHING ON STREET, PROTESTERS PILED ONTO TRUCK FOR PROTEST MARCH PLACARD WITH ANTI-GOVERNMENT MESSAGE ON CORRUPTION PROTESTERS MARCHING PROTESTER WITH PLACARD THAT READS (Creole) "WE CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE" PROTESTERS CLAPPING HANDS AND SINGING DURING PROTEST (SOUNDBITE) (Creole) ANONYMOUS PROTESTER, SAYING: "(President) Jovenel (Moise), senators, lawmakers, mayors, director generals, the ministers, they all need to go. They're all thieves. The system doesn't work for us. We are being divided into two groups, those at the top are against those at the bottom. We don't know who we are. They (authorities) need to go." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING PROTESTER ON MOTORBIKE (SOUNDBITE) (Creole) ANONYMOUS PROTESTER, SAYING: "I see that artists are out on the street because they've seen that Haiti is not going forward. They're calling for food, for health, for electricity for those who live on the margins, those in Cite Soleil, La Saline, Carrefour Feuille (suburbs). Those of us in 'Baz 47' (civil society group) are with them. We are ready to step things up, to go to Jovenel and say that he has to go." HAITIANS MARCHING PLACARD WITH MESSAGE THAT READS (Creole) "DOWN WITH THE SYSTEM" HAITIANS AT PROTEST PROTESTERS WITH PLACARD WITH ANTI-GOVERNMENT MESSAGE PROTESTERS MARCHING
- Embargoed: 28th October 2019 02:36
- Keywords: Haiti protests Port-au-Prince President Jovenel Moise
- Location: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
- City: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
- Country: Haiti
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001B12JAYV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of Haitians took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Sunday (October 13) calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.
Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has been rocked by violent protests in the last month that have led schools, public offices and businesses to close and forced non-governmental organisations to suspend aid distribution.
Opposition leaders and their supporters in the nation of 11 million are calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, 51, amid anger over fuel and food shortages, a steep currency devaluation and corruption allegations.
This is the longest stretch of demonstrations against Moise since they broke out last year. At least 17 people have been killed and 189 injured, according to Haiti's National Network for the Defence of Human Rights.
(Production: Robenson Sanon, Paul Vieira)
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