FLASH: Shots Fired Near Haiti Parliament Building, US State Department Issues Warning Message to US Citizens in Haiti

The United States Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) has just issued the following Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Port-au-Prince Haiti: Shots fired at protest near Haiti Parliament around 3pm. Avoid area per US Embassy Haiti...

US OSAC Warning - Shots Fired near Haiti Parliament
US OSAC Warning - Shots Fired near Haiti Parliament

KREYOL: Yo TIRE devan palman jounen Jeudi 04 Fevrier 2016 la, Depatman Deta voye mesaj bay tout American en Haiti di yo pa pase pre zone la, pa rantre nan oken manifestation menm si se manifestaiton pasifik, li posib pou gen violence nen manif la... Kisa ou panse de sa???

Here is the content of the report:

The Embassy has received reports of a demonstration in Carrefour Pean and of violence (shots fired) near the Parliament building, both in Downtown. All American Citizens are advised to avoid these areas. Please keep in mind that demonstrations in Haiti, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly and even turn violent, so the Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid this area as much as possible. Should you find yourself among or near protesters, depart the area immediately.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

See the original report from osac.gov

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