Police in Haiti use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters

Several people were injured in clashes while roads were blocked and fires were set.

Police in Haiti use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters

Haitian police  fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters who blocked roads and set fires in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Several people were injured.

It was the latest unrest during more than a year of protests calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over corruption charges.

Haiti is currently experiencing a political impasse without a parliament and is now run by decree under Mr Moise.

The president marked Saturday by appealing for unity and laying a wreath on the 214th anniversary of the death of Haiti’s first independent ruler, Jean-Jacques Dessalines.

Haiti Protest
A protester holds up a Haitian national flag (Dieu Nallo Chery/AP)

The police have held their own protests this year, demanding better pay and working conditions.

In February, police exchanged gunfire with Haitian soldiers outside the national palace where police were protesting against working conditions.

Earlier this year, a scathing United Nations report accused Haitian police of corruption and failing to protect the population.

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