Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Protesters clashed with police Monday in Haiti’s capital while a general strike kept most people at home across the country in a fourth day of unrest sparked by a now-rescinded government plan to raise fuel prices in the impoverished nation.

Demonstrators linked to various opposition factions marched on the parliament building but were turned back by police. Protesters also set fire to a tax office in the Tabarre area of the capital.

But much of Port-au-Prince and the country shut down. The general strike halted the mini-buses and taxis that most Haitians depend on to get to work or school. Most businesses closed after the people took advantage of the protests to loot shops around the capital. (AP)

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<p>A police officer walks through the parking lot of the Delimart supermarket complex, where vehicles sit charred and looted merchandise lies scattered after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

A police officer walks through the parking lot of the Delimart supermarket complex, where vehicles sit charred and looted merchandise lies scattered after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>Haitian people wait to purchase fuel at a gas station in the commune of Petion Ville in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, July 9, 2018, one of the few gas stations open during the strike to protest the hike in fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Haitian people wait to purchase fuel at a gas station in the commune of Petion Ville in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, July 9, 2018, one of the few gas stations open during the strike to protest the hike in fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A man balances a TV monitor on his head as he walks through roadblocks set up by anti-government protesters during a general strike in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, July 9, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

A man balances a TV monitor on his head as he walks through roadblocks set up by anti-government protesters during a general strike in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, July 9, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>Haitian people walk a street before a smouldering barricade in central Port-au-Prince, July 9, 2018, following two days of deadly looting and arson triggered by a quickly-aborted government attempt to raise fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Haitian people walk a street before a smouldering barricade in central Port-au-Prince, July 9, 2018, following two days of deadly looting and arson triggered by a quickly-aborted government attempt to raise fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Women carry buckets of water on a barricaded street in central Port-au-Prince, July 9, 2018, following two days of deadly looting and arson triggered by a quickly-aborted government attempt to raise fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Women carry buckets of water on a barricaded street in central Port-au-Prince, July 9, 2018, following two days of deadly looting and arson triggered by a quickly-aborted government attempt to raise fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

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Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

<p>The bodies of two men lie outside a burned and looted store, as one of the men’s relatives stands between them, after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

The bodies of two men lie outside a burned and looted store, as one of the men’s relatives stands between them, after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>Haitian police arrive to control the looters in Delmas, a commune near Port-au-Prince, during protests against the rising price of fuel, on July 8, 2018. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Haitian police arrive to control the looters in Delmas, a commune near Port-au-Prince, during protests against the rising price of fuel, on July 8, 2018. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A mannequin lies amid merchandise scattered across the parking lot of a burned and looted Delimart supermarket complex after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

A mannequin lies amid merchandise scattered across the parking lot of a burned and looted Delimart supermarket complex after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>A wounded man lies on a road following clashes with Haitian Police during a protest against the increase in fuel prices, July 7, 2018 in Port-au-Prince. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

A wounded man lies on a road following clashes with Haitian Police during a protest against the increase in fuel prices, July 7, 2018 in Port-au-Prince. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Cars are burning in the garage of Royal Oasis hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Cars are burning in the garage of Royal Oasis hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>People move past the Best Western hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

People move past the Best Western hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>Protesters barricade a street in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville on July 7, 2018, to protest against the increase in fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Protesters barricade a street in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville on July 7, 2018, to protest against the increase in fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>People are burning cars in the garage of Best Western hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

People are burning cars in the garage of Best Western hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>Police officers patrol the street while people put fire in cars during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Police officers patrol the street while people put fire in cars during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>People walk past a barricade during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

People walk past a barricade during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>Protesters destroy a poster of Haitian President Jovenel Moise as they demonstrate in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville on July 7, 2018, against a hike in fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Protesters destroy a poster of Haitian President Jovenel Moise as they demonstrate in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville on July 7, 2018, against a hike in fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>People run away to protect themselves from police officers while cars burn in the garage of the Royal Oasis hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

People run away to protect themselves from police officers while cars burn in the garage of the Royal Oasis hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>National police officers remove a barricade in the street during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

National police officers remove a barricade in the street during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>Protesters run in the street during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Protesters run in the street during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>Cars burn in a hotel parking lot in Port-au-Prince after protesters set them on fire on July 7, 2018, during a demonstration against the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Cars burn in a hotel parking lot in Port-au-Prince after protesters set them on fire on July 7, 2018, during a demonstration against the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices. (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A woman carries items during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

A woman carries items during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>People walk in the street during protests over the fuel price increase in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

People walk in the street during protests over the fuel price increase in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>A demonstrator stand in the middle of the street during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

A demonstrator stand in the middle of the street during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>People protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

People protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>Demonstrators protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

Demonstrators protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

<p>People walk past a barricade during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) </p>
Widespread riots in Haiti over fuel prices

People walk past a barricade during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

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