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Haitians protests over high fuel cost

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 1:50 PM

Police in Haiti have clashed with anti-government protesters angry about the high cost of fuel.

Several people were injured as police moved in to clear roadblocks set up in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Protest organisers said drivers who ventured into the city centre during the two-day protest would be putting their lives at risk.

Haiti has seen months of protests against President Michel Martelly over delayed elections.

Petrol and diesel prices have been reduced by the government recently, but protesters want a 50 per cent cut, reflecting the drop in international oil prices over the past six months.

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