Six people are confirmed dead, five injured in clashes between armed demonstrators and national police

Thousands of demonstrators marched to the national palace in the capital in a series of events that began as a peaceful movement.

Six people are confirmed dead in the clashes and five were wounded as of Sunday night.

Protests began across the country on the 215th anniversary of Haitian independence.

Opposition groups are seeking the resignation of President Jovenel Moise for his failure to crack down on allegations of systemic embezzlement by at least 14 officials.

Reports claim that vast amounts of money were embezzled from a Venezuelan program that provided the country with subsidized oil. Most of the corruption took place under the former presidency.

The demonstration was the second major protest in a month’s time. Continue reading

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