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Tourists trapped in Haiti return to Montreal

National police shoot at protesters demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Protesters are angry about skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Dieu Nalio Chery
Summary

The plane landed safely in Montreal at 6 p.m.

The Quebec and Canadian governments helped co-ordinate the evacuation effort

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – More than 100 Quebec tourists who had been trapped in Haiti amid violent street protests there have been flown back to Montreal.

The plane landed safely at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport just after 6 p.m.

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Helicopter evacuations began early this morning to take the travellers from a resort hotel in the to the airport in the capital of Port-au-Prince.

The Quebec and Canadian governments helped co-ordinate the evacuation effort.

Protests demanding the resignation of Haiti’s President have claimed several lives over the past week.

Protesters are angry about skyrocketing inflation and the perceived government embezzlement.