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Two Dead, 20 Hurt in Anti-Corruption Protests in Haiti

A demonstrator points with his hand, making a pistol, during a protest demanding to know how oil assistance funds have been used by the current and past administrations, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 17, 2018.

At least two people were shot to death and as many as 22 were hurt in another day of anti-corruption protests in Haiti.

It was unclear who fired the guns that led to the two fatalities. Authorities said 11 other people were wounded, and a number of policemen were hurt by flying rocks.

Haitians are demanding answers after billions of dollars from a Venezuelan-sponsored oil assistance program disappeared.

Two separate Senate investigations said a number of government officials allegedly embezzled or misused the money, but no one has been charged.

Haitian President Jovenel Moise has said “no one will escape justice.”

Demonstrators are demanding his resignation, accusing him of standing in the way of a transparent investigation.