Dramatic scenes of looting in Haiti's capital after days of unrest

People loot shops in Delmas, a commune near Port-au-Prince, during protests against the rising price of fuel, on July 8, 2018. (AFP)

Looters on Sunday pillaged, burned and vandalized shops in Haiti's capital following two days of violent protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices.

An unruly crowd of looters were seen stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets that had been left charred from the protests.

Several bodies lay among the debris scattered in the streets on Sunday, the cause of their deaths unclear.

Haiti's police chief ordered officers to crack down on what he called "bandits who disturb the peace and security of the country". At least three people were killed in protests on Friday.

Police said four people were found dead in the streets of the Delmas district on Sunday, but did not specify if their deaths were related to either the looting or the protests.

In the wake of the days of violence, the government on Saturday scrapped plans to raise fuel prices.

(Source: AP)


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