Haiti police fire rubber bullets at gas price demo
Haiti recently announced a 30 US cent price reduction for a gallon of gas (3.8 liters), which sells for just over $4 in the country, but protesters said that was insufficient in light of falling oil prices on the international market.
Members of political organizations and students rallied at several university campuses.
In downtown Port-au-Prince, protesters threw stones at police who approached the law faculty located just meters from the presidential palace.
"Police fired on us, and people were wounded. The police threw gas canisters inside the law school. We denounce police behavior that prevents us from exercising our right to protest," one student said.
Several hundred people also marched through the capital's streets, and two cars were burned and multiple windshields smashed with stones.
At a similar protest Monday, three people were injured.