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Haiti – Barricades from burning tires, paralyzed public transport, motorbikes with black and red flags. Haiti is struggling with other riots. Protests against the corrupt government have spread from the capital of Port au Prince to other larger cities. On Sunday evening, according to Haiti Libre, 11 people were killed in riots, 47 others were injured and 75 arrested.

Many are demanding the resignation of President Jouvenel Moïse and also warn of a corrupt government. “Haitians are asking for answers where the billions of dollars from PetroCaribe have disappeared. Originally, the money was supposed to help the development of the whole country, and that was not the case,” explains Klára Lőffelmannová from the Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc, who returned after more than a month of work from the Caribbean. She, too, almost got involved in the protests a few weeks ago as she drove through the Haitian metropolis. “Black thick smoke drifted up the streets near the Presidential Palace. These protests were triggered by the funeral of demonstrators who died in police intervention on October 17. There is a sense of tension among Haitians,” adds Klára Lőffelmannová.

In the countryside, where the Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc operates, protests did not intervene.

Read more in Haiti Libre