Thousands of anti-Trump protesters in Haiti cause US embassy shutdown

Thousands of people took to the streets in Haiti’s capital on Monday in a protest march against US President Donald Trump near the US embassy in the city. Security forces barricaded the embassy’s gates and used tear gas on the protesters. The embassy announced it would be closed for the rest of the day and is expected to reopen on Tuesday.
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Around 2,000 people gathered in front of the US embassy in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Monday to protest US President Donald Trump and his alleged comments concerning the country. Security forces reportedly used tear gas on the protesters, several of whom threw stones at officers as they approached the embassy gates.

Due to the protest, the embassy announced it would be closed for the remainder of the day. It is expected to reopen on Tuesday.

As previously reported by JOL, Trump has denied calling several nations, including Haiti, “shithole countries” during an Oval Office meeting on immigration. “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough,” the president said at the time. “But this was not the language used.”



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