Protests in Haiti – level 3

26-02-2019 07:00

Hundreds of people demonstrated against the government in Port-au-Prince in Haiti, and looters took control of the city’s business district.

They set vehicles and a petrol station on fire. The police responded by firing tear gas and live shots, and they made several arrests.

People are angry because inflation is extremely high there. The demonstrators are saying that President Jovenel Moise is corrupt, and they are asking him to quit. A court also said that officials took loans for themselves which were for the country.

Difficult words: looter (a person who breaks and steals things because they are angry and poor), district (an area, a part), loan (money which you can use, but you have to pay back later).

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