Violent protests and looting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti as gas price uproar continues


The message warned that "Internet and phone lines have been affected throughout Haiti", advised U.S. citizens to "shelter in place", and noted that "U.S. Embassy personnel are under a shelter in place order".

Even before the fuel price controversy, deputies had already begun a debate on his future, and Saturday's U-turn could lead to the government's fall. With the protests have come calls since Saturday for Moise and Lafontant to resign.

Protestors, however, would have none of it. Store and vehicle windows located in the most affluent neighborhoods of Haiti's capital were smashed.

Guyler Delva, the Haitian minister of communication and culture, announced his upcoming resignation from his post, which he later reconsidered after speaking with President Jovenel Moise. "Do not travel to the airport unless you confirmed your flight is departing".

More than 100 American missionaries remained trapped in Haiti as of the morning of July 9.

The group of Americans include volunteer groups who are visiting on behalf of churches from South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Parliamentary discussions are underway to determine the next steps aimed at calming the crisis, with some elected officials urging the immediate resignation of the prime minister.

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Flowers said in a statement: "Some great news!"

People flee Haitian police after looting shops in Delmas, a commune near Port-au-Prince, during protests against the rising price of fuel, on July 8, 2018. They were planning to meet up with another group of volunteers from the organization, but current conditions made it impossible. In a report, they wrote that the capital was been "paralyzed".

"We have chosen to stay safe and sound here in Neply".

At the Toussaint Louverture global airport, dozens of stranded travelers camped out waiting for flights to resume, lounging on suitcases.

Both the Canadian and Mexican embassies in Haiti announced that they would be closed on Monday.

American and Spirit airlines announced Saturday that the companies had halted flights to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid violent protests on the island. The carrier's Sunday route to Haiti's Cap-Haitien airport had not been canceled.

Nonprofit group My Life Speaks said Saturday that mission teams from Woodland Community Church in Bradenton, Fla., and the Glade Church in Mount Juliet, Tenn., remained in Haiti after being unable to get to the airport due to protests and roadblocks.

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