Nov 19, 2018 15:01 UTC
  • Six 6 illed, 5 wounded in clashes during anti-corruption protests across Haiti

At least six people have been killed and five others wounded in clashes between police and anti-corruption protesters across Haiti, where anger is rife over the disappearance of billions of dollars linked to a public finance program.

Thousands of Haitians took to the streets in several cities of the country, demanding the trial of officials who they claim stole the $3.8 billion Haiti received as part of the regional Petrocaribe program.

More than 3,000 police officers had been deployed to the capital Port-au-Prince, port Cap-Haitien and other cities.

Scuffles broke out with riot police when protesters blocked streets in several areas, set fire to tires and hurled stones at security forces.

Security forces arrested 23 instigators of violence, according to reports.

This was the second major demonstration in recent months rocking the foundations of President Jovenel Moise’s administrations.