Haitian Police arrested 64 for alleged looting during unrest

Posted by AP on Friday, July 13, 2018 Under: Security

Haitian authorities detained 64 people for their alleged participation in riots and looting during three days of violent protests against the government's failed attempt to increase fuel prices.

Ocname Clame Dameus, prosecutor of Port-au-Prince, considered that no demands can be made through looting, devastation and the destruction of private property. 

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The riots broke out on July 6 after the government announced that the next day it would increase fuel tariffs between 38% and 51%, as part of a plan agreed with the IMF to reduce subsidies to hydrocarbons. The agreement with the IMF includes improving tax collection.

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