Earlier this week, several groups of Canadians were unable to make their way to the Port-au-Prince international airport as roads in and out of the city were blocked by anti-government protesters. READ MORE: State Dept Evacuates ‘Non-Emergency’ Staffers From Haiti Amid Violent Protests Since Wednesday, the Canadian embassy in Haiti has been closed. Moreover, Ottawa advised Canadian citizens against traveling to Haiti due to violent protests there. The US State Department issued the same recommendation, adding it had recalled its “non-emergency” staff and family members amid the surging unrest. © AP Photo / Dieu Nalio Chery Haiti’s President Accepts Gov’t Resignation Amid Deadly Fuel Price Protests Haiti has been hit by another wave of violent protests for over a week with at least 7 demonstrators killed. Protesters are calling on President Jovenel Moise to step down over allegations of misuse of billions of dollars in funds intended for social development programs amid extreme poverty in the country. Back in summer, the Haitian authorities announced a reduction of fuel subsidies as part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a bid to cope with inflation and budget deficit. The measure has triggered protests during which demonstrators barricaded roads, looted stores and set cars ablaze in the country’s capital Port-au-Prince. READ MORE: Peace Destroyers: Child Sex Abuse by UN, NGO Workers — From S. Sudan to Haiti The violent unrest prompted the resignation of Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant. In September, the upper house of the Haitian parliament approved the political program of the newly-appointed government led by Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant.