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Haiti protests demanding Moise exit enter fourth day

Hundreds of protesters turned out in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince Sunday for a fourth day of demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.

“This makes four days that people have been on the streets and the president isn’t saying anything. That proves that he’s incompetent,” said protester Louis-Paul Vlanel, as a barricade of tires burned nearby.

The protest came as The Core Group — composed of a senior UN official, the ambassadors of France, Germany, Brazil, Canada, and the United States, and representatives of Spain, the EU and the Organization of American States — called on Haiti’s politicians to enter dialogue over the crisis, lamenting the loss of life and damage caused by the protests.

A 14-year-old boy was killed and another young man was shot and wounded on the sidelines of a spontaneous protest in central Port au Prince on Saturday.

Police said at least two people were killed Thursday as thousands across the country protested following a call to action from opposition groups.

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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Feb. 11, 2019

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