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29 Nov 2019 | 10:27 AM UTC

Haiti: Ongoing protest reported in Port-au-Prince November 29

Protest activity reported in front of US Embassy in Port-au-Prince on November 29; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours

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Event

According to US diplomatic authorities, there is an ongoing protest outside the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince as of the morning (local time) on Friday, November 29.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest over the coming hours. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

Haiti has faced numerous demonstrations in recent months calling for greater government transparency after several public officials, including President Jovenel Moïse, were implicated in a scandal related to the alleged misuse of PetroCaribe funds. Protests have segmented society and exacerbated an already unstable political situation.

Advice

Individuals in Port-au-Prince are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

The security environment in Haiti remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.