Public Transportation Workers Go on Strike in Haiti

Jan 16, 2003 08:03 PM EST

A strike by public transportation workers has paralyzed the Caribbean nation's two major cities. The strike, origination from the government's elimination of subsidies programs and rising fuel prices, proved violent as riots struck though the streets.

Eva Dehart of For Haiti With Love says their clinic workers helped treat some of the wounded. "God had For Haiti With Love exactly where we were supposed to be when we were needed. As they brought the injured people into the clinic, the entire family came with them, and then they just didn't leave; they felt safe. They just have nothing at this point. Everything that we're seeing is just a combination of frustration and desperation. They are at a total survival level."

By Pauline C.