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The demonstrations followed by looting and vandalism resumed in Port-au-Prince after the message relayed on the television of President Jovenel Moise. AFP Photos / Chandan Khanna

Haiti has experienced a new day of tension and violence, Wednesday, September 25, 2019. President Jovenel Moses had however reached out to the opposition, calling for a national government. But that did not convince.

With our correspondent in Port-au-Prince, Amélie Baron

Several opposition demonstrations were reported Wednesday in the main cities of the country, in the margins of which there have been in the capital many acts of vandalism, ransom and also some looting and burning of shops.

Popular anger and violence followed the president's speech, broadcast in the middle of the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. The call for dialogue, launched by Jovenel Moise in the middle of the night on state television , obviously did not convince his opponents.

But political analysts have also criticized the lack of concrete action in the 15-minute speech delivered by the president. His detractors have opposed an end of inadmissibility hand extended by the head of state to compose a government of national unity.

The opposition wants his resignation

For them, the only way out of the crisis is the resignation of Jovenel Moise with a well-planned transition to also come out of the confusion in which Haiti has been plunged for several weeks.

Angry at the power in place, several groups have reached the streets, groups that have still mingled, in the capital. People more motivated to destroy showcases and vehicles while ransoming passersby.

The clashes between these groups and the police were numerous, creating confusion in a large part of the city and accentuating the fear of some in front of the demonstration of the opposition announced for Friday.

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