Haiti faces more anti-government protests as Carnival nears

February 9, 2015 12:08 PM

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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Anti-government street protesters plan to shut down Haiti's capital for two days starting Monday as the country plunges deeper into political and economic crisis even as many prepare for the annual Carnival, normally a time of peaceful revelry.

Protest organizers are warning residents of the capital to stay off the streets during the two-day strike over gasoline prices saying those who venture out will be risking their lives.

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