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Protests Erupt Across Haiti as Demonstrators Demand That Prime Minister Resign

Protests Erupt Across Haiti as Demonstrators Demand That Prime Minister Resign

[ad_1] PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti —  Protests shut down major cities in Haiti on Monday as demonstrators clashed with police and demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Banks, schools and government agencies closed in Haiti’s northern and southern regions while protesters blocked main routes with blazing tires and paralyzed public transportation, according to local media reports. In Hinche, a city in Haiti’s central region, protesters celebrated the arrival of heavily armed state environmental agents and their commander, Joseph Jean Baptiste, who demanded that Henry resign. “I want Ariel to stand in front of my bullets, so they go through him,” the commander said as someone filmed him while the crowd cheered. “We’re the ones who have the support of the population,” he said. The agents, who belong to the Security Brigade for Protected Areas, have come under government scrutiny following recent clashes with police in northern Haiti. Smaller demonstrations took place in the capital of Port-au-Prince, where dozens of protesters gathered in front of Henry’s office before police fired tear gas, dispersing the crowd. Among …