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Hundreds in Haiti protest to demand leader’s resignation

January 20, 2021 GMT
A police officer throws a stone at protesters during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo/ Dieu Nalio Chery)
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A police officer throws a stone at protesters during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo/ Dieu Nalio Chery)
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A police officer throws a stone at protesters during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo/ Dieu Nalio Chery)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through Haiti’s capital Wednesday in another protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.

The crowd clashed with police, and one woman was shot in the arm but was expected to recover. Several people also were wounded by rubber bullets.

Opposition leaders organizing the protests are pushing for Moïse to step down in early February as Haiti’s economic and social woes deepen. Moïse, meanwhile, has said his term ends in February 2022, though his administration has said he remains open to dialogue with the opposition.

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A handful of opposition leaders reached the U.S. Embassy in Tabarre on Wednesday and called on the administration of new U.S. President Joe Biden to improve conditions in Haiti and demand that legislative and presidential elections be held earlier than those scheduled for late 2021.