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Multiple injuries reported as thousands in Haiti strike for second straight day


PORT-AU-PRINCE – Multiple people were injured as factory workers took to the streets for a second straight day to call for a higher minimum wage. The injuries, according to people on the ground, came at the hands of police.

In all, three women were hospitalized in the two days of protests, after injuries sustained from tear gas. One, a pregnant woman, had breathing difficulties, according to Joseph Jacques Hebreux, a reporter with the Konbit Journalism Lab, which is run by the nonprofit human rights group Haiti Watch. 

Two men were also beaten by police, Hebreux told The Haitian Times over Whatsapp. 

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