Thousands of Haitians protest against corruption in the streets of Port-au-Prince

A protester rips a United States flag during a demonstration against the government of President Jovenel Moise in the streets of Port-au-P...

A protester rips a United States flag during a demonstration against the government of President Jovenel Moise in the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 13, 2019. (Photo by Reuters)
Thousands of Haitians protested in the streets of Port-au-Prince Thursday demanding that President Jovenel Moise resign over corruption allegations.

A few barricades of burning tyres were placed in the streets and police were seen skirting the perimeters of the march but there were no reports of anyone being injured or killed.

Protesters are demanding further investigation into the fate of funds that resulted from subsidised oil shipments from Venezuela under the Petrocaribe programme.

"Jovenel Moise is a liar," said Guerchang Bastia who marched in the protest.  "He must leave, not to another country but rather to prison."

A Senate investigation recently determined at least 14 former government officials allegedly misused 3.8 billion US dollars under the administration of former President Michel Martelly.

A report released almost a week ago leveled new accusations against government officials.

Venezuela's collapsing economy has forced it to halt or drastically curtail Petrocaribe shipments, leading to problems for power generation.

Many Haitians now receive electricity for only a few hours a day.

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