Saturday, July 07, 2018
As demonstrations continued in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and a northern city following a fuel price hike, the US embassy warned its citizens Saturday to stay inside. Protesters have been demonstrating this week against a sharp rise in fuel prices ordered by the government. An estimated 120 American and 100 Haitian guests are stuck in a Port-au-Prince hotel and may soon evacuate after demonstrators tried to set fire to the hotel and penetrate security to enter it, said Stacy Librandi Bourne, an emergency medical professional from HERO Client Rescue who is at the Oasis Hotel.
U.S. Embassy in Haiti: Embassy personnel are still under a Shelter in Place order. Roadblocks are continuing to pop up throughout the city and being manned by people throwing rocks. Some roadblocks have armed demonstrators that will shoot at vehicles trying to run through the roadblock
Actions to Take:
• Shelter in place. Do not attempt to travel at this time.
• Avoid protests and any large gathering of people.
• Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks.
• If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.
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