Haiti riots: Calls for calm after anti-government violence

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Haiti riots: Calls for calm after anti-government violence

Senior leaders have called for calm after days of violent anti-government protests in Haiti.

Protesters are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, after an end to government fuel subsidies caused petrol and diesel prices to skyrocket.

Justice Minister Berto Dorcé vowed to identify and punish those behind attacks on property.

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UN Secretary General António Guterres is “deeply concerned” about the unrest.

The latest demonstrations come as inflation has risen to its highest level in a decade, 40% of the country is relying on food assistance to survive, and chronic gang violence has left hundreds dead and thousands displaced.

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