Home » International » Pandemonium As Peacekeepers Clash With Protesters In Haiti
Pandemonium As Peacekeepers Clash With Protesters In Haiti

Pandemonium As Peacekeepers Clash With Protesters In Haiti

Haitian police and UN peacekeepers have clashed with protesters as several thousand opposition supporters tried to march on the presidential palace, demanding new leadership.

The Associated Press reported that UN troops fired in the air as police used tear gas to disperse protesters. The demonstrations started off peacefully but shots were fired after protesters burned tires and threw rocks at police.

Friday’s march in the capital, Port-au-Prince, was only the latest in a series of demonstrations by opposition supporters demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.

It came just days after a government-appointed commission recommended that the country’s prime minister resign.

As the protests were still going on, the president said on Friday evening that Lamothe was ready to step down to help end the country’s political impasse.

“The prime minister is ready to resign,” Martelly said in a national address.

“I acknowledge this decision he is making to help find a solution to the crisis. I commend him for his courage and determination to help Haiti.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: