Friday, February 6, 2015

Fuel Price Protests

Snow Day here in Haiti! Not because of snow but because of a gas strike. Burning tires, rocks being thrown instead of snow balls at vehicles trying to travel down some of the main roads. A couple of our teachers couldn't make it to work this morning because of the strike. Pray for peace on the streets.
Canadian Embassy email:
Dear Canadian,

You are receiving this email because you are registered with the Government of Canada's Registration of Canadians Abroad service. Please share the following important information with other Canadian citizens in your area.
A transportation strike is taking place today February 2 and may continue Tuesday, February 3, 2015, in Port-au-Prince. At this time the Embassy is aware of barricades, burning tires, and rock throwing at the following locations:

• Route de Delmas (numerous sites)
• Gerald Bataille (intersection Mais Gate et Delmas 33)
• Puits Blain/ Route Fragneauville
• Rue Lamarre in Pétion-Ville / Martissant lower Delmas
• Carrefour Fleuriot (Boulevard 15 Octobre)
• Boulevard 15 Octobre (near Terrabus)
• Avenue Martin Luther King (Nazon)
• Route nationale # 1 (around the ministry of Agriculture)
• Carrefour Aviation
• In front of Lycée de Croix-des-Bouquets
• Fontamara 33 (Route nationale #2)
This list isn’t complete. Other sites may see similar incidents of unrest.

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince
Security Message for U.S. Citizens
February 2, 2015

Follow-Up to Earlier Message This Morning: Advising Americans to Shelter in Place
This is a follow-up to the security message to U.S. citizens earlier this morning. Due to the large number of incidents of unrest in Port-au-Prince at this time, the U.S. Embassy is now advising Embassy personnel to shelter in place, at the Embassy, at home, or wherever they are.
Please remember that disturbances and demonstrations in Port-au-Prince can arise and escalate quickly, so the Embassy urges all Americans to exercise caution and avoid these areas as much as possible. Should you find yourself among or near protesters, get out of the area without delay.

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