In Haiti, thousands of people rallied in the capital Port-au-Prince and other cities Wednesday, demanding safer streets, affordable food and medicine, and the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.
Jeanine Joseph: “I face hunger and an expensive life. I can’t send my children to school. I can’t pay for my house. Misery, mess. I can’t go out because of the insecurity.”
Protester: “Ariel Henry is a murderer, criminal and perpetrator of the assassination of Jovenel Moïse. We do not have time. We are here in the streets to demand the departure of these criminal murderers.”
Human rights groups estimate criminal gangs control over half of Haiti’s territory, filling a power vacuum left behind by the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July of 2021.