HAITI: Does Port- Au-Prince is upside down?
Haiti social situation is inflammatory the country is divided and the Haitian government has become now weak day by day. Protest and riots anti-corruption emerged every day in Port-Au-Prince the capital of Haiti. But the situation became inflammatory since Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
Because, a Haitian government car went out of control into a group of people, killing at least six persons. A situation that put fuel on the fire and the outcome is scary. The streets are full of barricades, roadblocks, tires burning and violent protests everywhere.
Police official Michel-Ange Louis-Jeune told The Associated Press that one of the car’s wheels had come off. Protesters later set fire to the car, which remained on the scene in the capital of Port-au-Prince.
However, a Policeman name’s Louis-Jeune said he didn’t know how many people died. But, according to the Associated Press website. A journalist at least counted the bodies of four men and two women on the ground.
These six deaths happened in a critical period. Where the opposition proclaimed four days of protests on the territory. According to the protesters they demand that President Jovenel Moise resigns. They accuse him of not investigating allegations of corruption in the previous government. Over Petrocaribe fund scandal, a Venezuelan subsidized energy program.
Nevertheless, this new tragedy brings the total of death at fifteen people so far. Since the protests, not including those hit by the car. To put it another way, the police spokesman Frantz Lerebours told the AP. That authority discovered a young man body died. Meanwhile clearing street barricades in the southern department of Nippes.
Indeed, a new pocket of violence group erupted from everywhere from the cities to the countries deep in the rural areas in the countryside. As an illustration, of the protest and riots in Haiti. Schools and government offices remained closed since Wednesday, as did many banks and grocery stores.
Another key point, to see regardless of police violence in the streets. Hundreds of people stood outside in their neighborhood threw stones toward the Police convoy. However the police response by tear gas, plastic bullets, water from the firefighter’s trucks. The situation is a total mess, some government trucks cleared some streets to open the traffic.
Meanwhile, most of the main roads and highway still blocked by barricades of tires in flame and scrap metals. Comparatively, to the real situation. And by the fact that both parties the government and the opposition are not ready to sit down together.
Furthermore, nobody can predict the outcome of this new crisis in a country where all the basics things needed. Where the majority of people living with less than one US $1 per day as general income.