By: Steve Dellar | 07-08-2018 | News
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Haiti – Riots Turn Deadly, Hotels Burn, Airlines Cancel Flights (Video)

Looting and rioting took over Haiti after the government announced a hefty price increase for fuel products on Friday evening. By Sunday, the protests had turned deadly as police responded against protesters and looters with live fire. Hotels, in turn, were burnt and looted.

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Several US carriers (like American Airlines and JetBlue) already announced flight cancellations to the capital Port-au-Prince as the US Embassy in Haiti advised personnel and US nationals in the country to take shelter. European airlines had not taken a decision just yet.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Royal Oasis Hotel in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PortAuPrince</a>, <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Haiti</a>, on July 7. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HaitiProtests</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HaitiNeedsHelp</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HaitiFires</a> Video: MJ Haiti <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; ubique (@PersonalEscrito) <a href="">July 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The US State Department issued an alert, stating: “US citizens in Haiti: Due to demonstrations, roadblocks, and violence across Port-au-Prince, US Embassy Personnel have been instructed to rebook any flights. Several airlines have cancelled flights into Port-au-Prince. Embassy personnel is still under a shelter-in-place order.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">All flights to and from Haiti have been cancelled amid violent protests in Port-au-Prince , Cap-Haitien; at least 3 killed<br><br>MORE: <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) <a href="">July 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The state department explained it was aware of vandalism at a Best Western hotel (where, according to local media, several American tourists were staying) and at an American Airlines office in the capital Port-au-Prince.

"At this time, we have not received any reports of US citizens injured in the incidents."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Due to continuing demonstrations, roadblocks, and violence across Port-au-Prince, <a href="">@usembassyhaiti</a> personnel have been instructed to re-book any flights originally scheduled for Sun, July 8. Embassy personnel are still under a shelter-in-place order.</p>&mdash; Travel - State Dept (@TravelGov) <a href="">July 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"The poor people want to be able to eat," a masked protester explained "I want to tell President Jovenel Moïse that Haiti is not for him and his family. Haiti is for every Haitian. He needs to leave the country and leave the country to us so we can live."

Haitan Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, seeing several dead in the streets already, tried to ease tension by announcing a temporary suspension of the double-digit government increases, but to no avail so far.


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Jib No. 30695 2018-07-08 : 18:01

Didn't Conan tell us Haiti is beautiful?

You know, from the beach of a luxury resort

Tab No. 30721 2018-07-08 : 22:54

Obama / Bush imported ONE MILLION of these SAVAGES to the USA. i hope that the hurricane wipes them off the map so that Trump can go down there and turn Haiti into a vacation paradise.

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