Ouanaminthe, Guy Philippe,
Some debris seen at the entrance of Ouanaminthe later in the afternoon of Monday, January 15, 2024. Police had removed trucks and debris blocking the road that leads to the canal construction on the Massacre River placed there by supporters of Guy Philippe. Photos by Samuel Dallemand for Go West Now

CAP-HAITIEN — Supporters of Guy Philippe took to the streets of various Haitian cities Monday, blocking roads and setting tires ablaze to demand that Prime Minister Ariel Henry resign. They said Henry must leave to make way for the so-called “revolution” that Philippe, a convicted smuggler recently deported from the United States, has promised.

While Philippe has rallied at least hundreds of supporters across the country who see him as their savior, many residents remain concerned that the protests may exacerbate the country's existing challenges by disrupting schools and businesses, and worsening the hunger crisis.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for Go West Now. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining Go West Now in 2019.