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News Tech: Thousands of protesters in Haiti’s capital and other major cities blocked roads, shut down businesses and marched through the streets to demand that Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down and to call for a better quality of life.

Demonstrator Lionel Jean-Pierre, who witnessed the shooting, said things in Haiti have gotten out of control.

Associated Press journalists on Monday observed an unidentified man fatally shoot a demonstrator in Port-au-Prince and then flee in a car as the crowd temporarily scattered.

“Families don’t know what to do,” he said as the crowd around him chanted: “If Ariel doesn’t leave, we’re going to die!” Violence and kidnappings have surged in Port-au-Prince and nearby areas in recent months, with warring gangs killing hundreds of civilians in their fight over territory. They have grown more powerful since last year’s assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

“I need the gas to work,” 28-year-old moto-taxi driver Garry Larose said as he marched. “I have a family to feed, school to pay.” In one protest, people wore black T-shirts, while at another they wore red T-shirts emblazoned with the words, “RISE UP”.

The protests come days after dozens of demonstrators staged a sit-in in front of Henry’s official residence and demanded that he resign. On Monday, police clashed with demonstrators in some areas, firing tear gas to break up the crowd as burning tires blocked roads.

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