Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage

Published October 22nd, 2021 - 05:57 GMT

Haitians have taken high prices and fuel shortages onto the streets of Port-au-Prince, October 21, 2021.

Near one barricade of flaming tires, protesters slammed authorities, on Thursday, of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development.

“Violence, looting, road blockades and the persistent presence of armed gangs all pose obstacles to humanitarian access, a situation which is further complicated by very serious fuel shortages and the reduced supply of goods,” Fernando Hiraldo, the acting UN humanitarian coordinator in Haiti said.

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Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage

A street vendor walk past a barricade of burning tires during a demonstration against high prices and fuel shortages in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021. On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage

Blazing barricades burn after being set on fire by groups of motorcycle taxi drivers in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021, to protest against fuel shortages. (Photo by Richard PIERRIN / AFP)

Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage

A United Nations vehicle drives past a barricade of burning tires during a demonstration against high prices and fuel shortages in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021. On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage

On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage

People walk on the sidewalk of an empty but otherwise busy street in Port-au-Prince on October 21, 2021. On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage

A man on a motorcycle looking for fuel waves an empty plascic container in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021. On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage

Blazing barricades burn after being set on fire by groups of motorcycle taxi drivers in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021, to protest against fuel shortages. (Photo by Richard PIERRIN / AFP)

Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage

Blazing barricades burn after being set on fire by groups of motorcycle taxi drivers in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021, to protest against fuel shortages. (Photo by Richard PIERRIN / AFP)

Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
A street vendor walk past a barricade of burning tires during a demonstration against high prices and fuel shortages in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021. On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Blazing barricades burn after being set on fire by groups of motorcycle taxi drivers in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021, to protest against fuel shortages. (Photo by Richard PIERRIN / AFP)
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
A United Nations vehicle drives past a barricade of burning tires during a demonstration against high prices and fuel shortages in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021. On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
People walk on the sidewalk of an empty but otherwise busy street in Port-au-Prince on October 21, 2021. On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
A man on a motorcycle looking for fuel waves an empty plascic container in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021. On Thursday, near one barricade of flaming tires, protestors accused authorities of favoring fuel importers to the detriment of renewable energy development. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Blazing barricades burn after being set on fire by groups of motorcycle taxi drivers in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021, to protest against fuel shortages. (Photo by Richard PIERRIN / AFP)
Haitians Protest Fuel Prices Hike and Shortage
Blazing barricades burn after being set on fire by groups of motorcycle taxi drivers in Port-au-Prince, on October 21, 2021, to protest against fuel shortages. (Photo by Richard PIERRIN / AFP)