Haiti: authorities maintain carnival despite fire damage

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In front of the Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince after the fire at the carnival stands on February 17, 2020. AFP / Estailove St-Val

By: Anne Verdaguer

In Haiti, the distrust of part of the population towards the authorities took on a whole new scale at the start of this week. In Port-au-Prince, Carnival stands were set on fire Monday evening while a police demonstration was taking place. The resigning Prime Minister speaks of barbaric acts and makes the link with "the indiscriminate violence of extremists and terrorists". Michel Lapin assured that the festivities would take place as planned from Sunday. With Amélie Baron, our correspondent in Port-au-Prince.


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