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Haitian Protests: Missionaries and nurses trapped in the country
The missionaries were imprisoned in the Grand Gobi prison, about 50 kilometers from the capital Port-au-Prince. Roads covered with fired tires have been blocked, according to a statement by the Haiti missionary ARIS.
"There is nowhere to go, roads are blocked, riots in the streets, and businesses are being destroyed," Mark says in a video posted on Facebook's Facebook page. "Here we have a team and we try to get them out, and that's absolutely impossible."
Protests and excitement gave Haiti more than a week. Demonstrators urging President Jovenel Moise to resign because of rising inflation and corruption charges set fire to the cars and clashed with the police.
Mois was bold in a televised address Thursday, rejecting the resignation calls and said he "will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers." Haitian President Mohamed Mois defiantly provokes deadly protests and calls for his resignation ”
in clashes, according to local media reports. CNN did not succeed in confirming the exact number of people killed.
In the neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince in Napon and Turgo, dozens of people stood in a row Saturday, desperate for the foundations of life: water, gas and food. ,
Crowds, about 100 strong spots, dotted with roads waiting with plastic buckets of 5 gallons and gas stations were broken. Meanwhile, eight more Canadians, who were also trapped in the charity base, provided a helicopter to take them out of the country. This week, nurses began to appeal to the public asking "to help us escape."
"The director of the complex has told us not to go outside," said Tracey Hota, one of the closed nurses.
"The nurses are safe inside." "They are very poor here," she said, explaining why some Haitians are protesting. They have zero health care. They take desperate steps to try to make a change for themselves.
A helicopter had to take the nurses directly to Port-au-Prince from the complex.
"We are stuck here because we are about an hour away from Port-au-Prince, where there is a violent protest and they have created barriers on the roads to reach airports," women write in their complaint from GoFundMe, surpassing hers The goal is to raise $ 16,000. "It is unlikely that we will pass these barriers without being harmed."
The nurses said their calls to the Canadian embassy in Haiti were redirected to Ottawa and remained unanswered.
The US and Canadian governments have warned people not to travel to Haiti for crimes and civil unrest. The Canadian government has issued a travel guide to "avoid all trips to Haiti."
An additional 113 Canadian tourists stranded in a seaside resort also had to be evacuated on Saturday.
Miguel Marquez from CNN reported from Port-au-Prince while Rob Pecheta writes from London and Shelby Rose reported from Atlanta. Devon Cayre of CNN and Hira Humayun contributed to this report.