The Washington Post
Opposition protests paralyze the capital
Opposition leaders in Haiti launched a two-day strike Monday that has paralyzed the country’s capital as protesters demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse amid corruption allegations.
Schools, businesses and government offices were shuttered as protesters blocked roads and set piles of tires ablaze across Port-au-Prince. Some demonstrators burned cars belonging to a radio station and accused the media of working for the government.
Public transportation was suspended, and officials postponed a parliament session.
The strike comes one day after thousands of protesters clashed with police, with two people reported killed and five injured.
Protesters are demanding further investigation into the fate of funds from subsidized oil shipments under Venezuela’s Petrocaribe program. Venezuela’s collapsing economy has forced it to halt or curtail such shipments, leading to problems for power generation in Haiti.