Demonstrators protested against the government in the Caribbean country of Haiti, which has been rocked by gang violence. Participants in several cities called for the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, local media reported. They set car tires on fire and set up barricades on the streets. Police reportedly used tear gas in the capital Port-au-Prince, where former Prime Minister Claude Joseph took part in the protests. Further protests are expected until Wednesday.
An interim government has been in power in Haiti since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021. The poorest country on the American continent suffers from a dramatic security, supply and health situation. Gangs control large parts of the greater Port-au-Prince area and fight for territory using brutal means. According to the United Nations, almost half of Haiti's eleven million residents suffer from acute hunger.