On November 24, Thousands of workers and youths violently protested in the capital of the country, Port-au-Prince, demanding punishment for the corrupt and against the situation of the country. They also demanded the resignation of the current semi-colonial president, Jovenel Moise. This was the sixth consecutive day of protests.

The police threw tear gas trying to stop the protest with repression, but nothing could stop the young people and workers. Demonstrators threw stones at troops and police cars, and also raided supermarkets. A group even launched incendiary bombs at a gas station.

The result is 11 people killed in the protests, including a man who was found inside a burning barricade. At least six protesters were killed ran over by police cars. Before this protest, on November 22, a general strike had already paralyzed the country.

The protests, with few days of interruptions, sre going on since the second half of October. President Jovenel Moise, who had hitherto remained silent, made a speech saying that he wants to dialogue with the "opposition", but that he will not resign.

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The masses demand an investigation to punish those responsible for the diversion of funds from the government. The money comes from a cooperation program established by Venezuela with Caribbean countries in 2005, which is meant fort he commerce of oil at rates way below the market value. The amount resulting from this negotiation should be used to invest in education, social programs and infrastructure.

According to the protesters, the use of the money is not transparent and, according to an investigation by the national Senate, at least 14 former government officials diverted $ 3.8 billion under Michel Martelly.

The crisis in the country is rampant, and besides the mentioned reason, the general misery that affects the workers throws them into flames for the protests. The unemployment rate is around 60% and more than half the population survives on less than $ 2 a day.

According to analysts, the situation in Haiti only worsened after the so-called "Peace Mission" of the UN, which had the participation of the Brazilian reactionary Army

Translated from A Nova Democracia