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Huge protest in Haiti

Thousands of protesters in Haiti's capital and other major cities blocked roads, shut down businesses and marched through the streets on Monday to demand that Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down. They also called for a better quality of life.
 
Associated Press journalists observed an unidentified man fatally shoot a demonstrator in Port-au-Prince and then flee in a car as the crowd temporarily scattered.
 
Demonstrator Lionel Jean-Pierre, who witnessed the shooting, said things in Haiti have gotten out of control.
 
Violence and kidnappings have surged in Port-au-Prince and nearby areas in recent months, with warring gangs killing hundreds of civilians in their fight over territory. 
 
They have grown more powerful since last year's assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
 
In one of the most recent incidents, denounced by the Prime Minister and Haiti's Office of Citizen Protection, suspected gang members killed eight people over the weekend in one community, including a mother and her two daughters who were set on fire while still alive.
 
 
 


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