Haitians Protest Prime Minister’s Resignation .Inflation Hits 29 Percent |||Haitian Protests Demand Prime Minister Resign Over Inflation
Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince on Monday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.
This is the second such protest in Haiti this month.
Poverty in Haiti has reached extreme limits. Last week, thousands of people joined marches and demonstrations in various cities of the country to demand the removal of the Prime Minister.
Protesters burned tires, blocked roads and clashed with police. Tear gas had to be used to disperse the crowd.
Protesters blame the prime minister for extreme lifestyles and widespread violence.
Violence has escalated in recent months in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, with increasing violence and kidnappings, killing hundreds of civilians as warring factions battle for territory.
The assassination of President Jovenel Moise last year and they have become even stronger.
Poverty has also become extreme, inflation has reached 29 percent and the price of some basic commodities such as rice has more than quadrupled. Gasoline also became scarce and, if available, cost $15 per gallon (3.79 liters).