Photos: Haitian protesters call on prime minister to resign


Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Monday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

It was the second such protest this month.

Last week, thousands of people marched in several cities across the country to demand the impeachment of the prime minister.

Protesters burned tires, tried to block streets and clashed with police who used tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Protesters blame the prime minister for the high cost of living and widespread violence.

Violence and kidnappings have exploded in Port-au-Prince and nearby areas in recent months, with warring mobs killing hundreds of civilians in their struggle for territory.

They have become more powerful since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last year.

Poverty has also increased: inflation reached 29 percent and the prices of some basic commodities, such as rice, have more than quadrupled. Gasoline also remains scarce, costing $15 per gallon (3.79 liters) when available.

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