Protesters in Pétion-Ville erected burning tires along Route de Fréres, blocking access to vehicles, during the protests against Haiti’s many crises on Sept. 7, 2022. Photo by Murdith Joseph

By Juhakenson Blaise and Murdith Joseph

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Thousands joined demonstrations in Haiti’s capital and other cities Sept. 7 to protest against the rising cost of living, skyrocketing crime and fuel shortage, demanding for the third consecutive week the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

Protesters started off from the Champ de Mars in downtown Port-au-Prince and marched through the neighborhood of Delmas to Pétion-Ville, bringing activities in all three neighborhoods to a standstill. Some demonstrators erected barricades with burning tires to block access to the roads. In Route de Frères, residents used big rocks, branches to block traffic. 

Overview:

Residents of Port-au-Prince and several other areas of Haiti took to the streets Sept. 7 in ongoing demonstrations demanding Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s resignation.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.

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Murdith Joseph is a social worker and journalist. She studied at the State University of Haiti and Maurice Communication. She first worked as a journalist presenter and reporter for Radio Sans Fin (RSF) then as a journalist reporter for Radio tele pacific and writting for the daily Le National. Today she joined the Haitian Times team and covers the news in Port-Au-Prince-Haiti.