Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Haiti amid violent protest against President Jovenel Moïse.

A police station was looted and stripped bare, and shops and banks were attacked in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Police responded by firing tear gas and live ammunition.

Fuel shortages, rising prices and allegations of government corruption have fuelled weeks of protest.

Mr Moïse cancelled his speech at the UN this week to appeal for calm.

His address to the nation on Wednesday has failed to end the violence in one of the Americas’ poorest nations. Continue reading

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