Protests shut down major cities. In Haiti Monday when protesters clashed with police and demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

Banks, schools and government offices are closed in northern and southern Haiti. Protesters blocked the main roads. with burning tires and paralyzing public transport, according to local media reports.

Flag of Haiti

The flag  is raised against a clear sky on April 19, 2011 at the Presidential Palace, Port-au-Prince,. (Photo by THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP via Getty Images)

Smaller demonstrations took place in the capital, Port-au-Prince, where dozens of protesters gathered outside Henry’s office before police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. Among the protesters are presidential candidates and… Former Prime Minister Claude Joseph who was seen in a video wiping his face as supporters shouted, “We’re not stopping!”

At least three days of protests are expected across Haiti, ending Wednesday, with Feb. 7 considered the deadline for Henry to step down.

This date is significant ias : February 7, 1986 marked the day former dictator Jean-Claude Duillier fled to France, and February 7, 1991 marked the day Haiti’s first democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in.

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