Haitians take cover as riots break out in capital


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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