Haitian police, protesters clash; President calls for unity

PORT-AU-PRINCY, Haiti (AP) – Haitian police on Saturday released rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters who set fire to the streets in the capital-Port-a-Prince . Many people were injured.

This was the latest unrest over more than a year to demand the resignation of President Jovanel Mosey over allegations of corruption. Haiti currently faces a political deadlock without a parliament and is now run by decree under Mo currentlyse.

The president Saturday marked a wreath by appealing for unity and marking the 214th anniversary of the death of Jean-Jacques Dasslin, Haiti’s first independent ruler.

Many criticize the Haitian government’s response to the epidemic, alleging that the authorities have not done enough to provide treatment for the affected people, or offer financial assistance to those who are COVID-19 in the country. With the aim of stopping the spread of the work is lost due to a national lockout.

Police protested this year, demanding better pay and working conditions. In February, police exchanged bullets with Haitian soldiers outside the national palace, where police were protesting the working conditions.

Earlier this year, a United Nations report accused the Haitian police of corruption and failure to protect the population.