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Fuel price hike caused massive protests in Haiti

Подорожание горючего вызвало масштабные протесты на Гаити During the protests has killed one person.

People are outraged by the government’s decision to raise by 38%, gasoline prices, is 47% for diesel and 51% for kerosene.

Because of this, the capital Port-AU-Prince and its surroundings were virtually paralyzed local residents have built barricades of burning tyres on key routes in the city. Some protesters even called for revolution.

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In the Haitian Parliament are talking about a possible resignation of the government headed by Jack Lafontant. On Saturday, he made the decision to temporarily suspend the price increase that was planned for this weekend.

The protests spread to several cities across the country, activists burn cars and plunder shops and supermarkets.

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Recall that Haiti is trying to recover from a massive hurricane last year that have caused significant damage. Because of this, the island has been enjoying an economic crisis, the government is trying to introduce a regime of austerity.

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