Police in Haiti fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Friday to disperse protests against the government.
Thousands have been demonstrating in the streets of the main cities of Haiti since Feb. 7, demanding the resignation of President Juvenel Moyes to take responsibility for rising inflation, currency depreciation and allegations of misuse of funds from an oil support program called Petro Caribe.
“Today we close the country again,” opposition leader Shiller Lloydor said at a church filled with people gathered to pay tribute to protesters who were killed last week. People then marched about a kilometer to the palace on drums. Protesters said the protesters were among several people killed in the clashes , the government has not officially released casualties number.