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Haiti: tear gas was used against the participants of the anti-corruption March

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Hundreds of people took to the streets of Port-AU-Prince, the capital of Haiti, protesting against corruption. The police decided to use tear gas against citizens when they approached the National Palace – the former presidential residence.

Protesters carried posters demanding a trial of government officials suspected of corruption. We are talking about the misuse of the Petrocaribe program. For this project, Venezuela was to supply discounted oil to Caribbean and Central America. Later it became clear that some officials received illegal income from Petrocaribe, and they left “dry water”. The action was organized a week after calls were made in social networks to bring to justice those involved in the” Petrocaribe case”, loophaiti reports.

During the action, security officers first shot into the air to disperse a crowd of several hundred young people in front of the Ministry of justice. Some media reported that protesters threw stones at offices. And in front of the presidential Palace marsh was forcibly dispersed by police, as demonstrators began to rush to the walls of the Palace.

The organizers of the protest reported that at least three demonstrators were injured.