haiti factory workers protest
A factory workers takes part in a protest demanding a salary increase, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Multiple people were injured as factory workers took to the streets for a second straight day to call for a higher minimum wage. The injuries, according to people on the ground, came at the hands of police.

In all, three women were hospitalized in the two days of protests, after injuries sustained from tear gas. One, a pregnant woman, had breathing difficulties, according to Joseph Jacques Hebreux, a reporter with the Konbit Jounalis Lib, a group of independent journalists working in collaboration with the Haiti Watch blog. 

Two men were also beaten by police, Hebreux told The Haitian Times over Whatsapp. 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.