(TELESUR) – Haiti experience Friday one of the most massive protests ever it the country’s recent history as people took to the streets, called by the opposition, in the main cities to demand the immediate resignation of United-States backed President Jovenel Moise.
The marches continue for two weeks now and have degenerated into violent acts, especially in the capital Port-au-Prince.
The paralyzed capital witnessed several acts of violence as lootings; cars and buildings set on fire, including a police station in the impoverished Cite Soleil neighborhood, from where security agents had fled before the eruption of an angry mob.
Protesters blocked main avenues in Port-au-Prince, using makeshift barricades, stones, fences, and burning tires, requesting for the removal of Moise, who is blamed by the opposition for the deep political, social and economic crisis endured by the Caribbean nation.
“Jovenel Moise must leave. He is no longer our president. He is unable to provide solutions to our problems,” a protester, Judelin Pierre told EFE.