Haitians protest over crime and inflation

STORY: Piles of tires burned on street barricades as people gathered at petrol stations trying to desperately fill jugs with fuel.

The protests denounce the expensive costs of living, the fuel prices increased 'by manipulation of the bourgeoisie' and insecurity, said protester and artist Kebert Bastien.

Another unnamed protester told Reuters they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

Earlier this month, Haiti's central bank reported that inflation had hit a 10-year high.

In recent weeks, Haitians have also struggled to find fuel, which has left some unable to work.

The country's fuel stocks have run low as fuel importers struggle to get paid for subsidies that keep fuel prices low in Haiti, and due to difficulties in obtaining dollars from the central bank, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.