Haitians take cover as riots break out in capital

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In images obtained through social media, people can be seen running through the streets as gunshots are heard in the background.

In one of the videos, a group of men dressed in street clothes can be seen in the distance surrounding a man who is holding and firing a gun.

Last week, the United Nations Security Council unanimously threatened targeted sanctions against criminal gangs and human rights abusers in Haiti and called on countries to stop a flow of guns to the strife-torn Caribbean country.

Violence has soared since the assassination last year of President Jovenel Moise, which created a political vacuum that gangs have taken advantage of to expand control over territory.

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