Canada issues warning to nationals as protests continue in Haiti

Demonstrations in Haiti have been fiery at times.

Canada has warned its nationals to stay away from Haiti, where opposition forces are continuing street protests to force President Jovenel Moise out of office.

“Many businesses and banks are closed, making it difficult to access cash and commodities of all kinds. Burning barricades are disrupting traffic in the main streets of Port-au-Prince. Clashes between protestors and security forces have occurred. Police have used tear gas and live ammunition to disperse crowds,” said the advisory.

“Acts of violence could happen without notice. Avoid all unnecessary travel to Haiti. …if you are in the country, limit your movements, avoid crossing road blockades, even if they appear unattended (and) plan to have adequate water, food and fuel supplies,” the advisory added.

Demonstrators have been trying to force the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.

Opposition forces have been staging street demonstrations in a bid to remove Moise from office amid allegations of corruption.

Opposition spokesman André Michel said they have launched operation ‘Poze Sele’ (Seal) where supporters would descend on state institutions that collect government revenue crippling their operations.