By The Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Looters are pillaging burned and vandalized shops in Haiti’s capital following two days of violent protests over the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices.
Journalists have seen young men stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets that are charred from the protests. Several bodies lay among the debris scattered in the streets Sunday.
A police officer walks through the parking lot of the Delimart supermarket complex, where vehicles sit charred and looted merchandise lies scattered after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Police Director-General Michel-Ange Gedeon has ordered officers to crack down on what he calls “bandits who disturb the peace and security of the country.”
At least three people were killed in protests on Friday and police say the bodies of four people were found Sunday in the streets of the Delmas district, though they didn’t say if that is related to the protests.
The government on Saturday scrapped plans to raise fuel prices to 38 to 51 percent.