Thousands of Haitians flocked to the yearly carnival despite weeks of unrest that threatened to cancel festivities. Young dancers in colorful outfits danced to drum beats in the streets. Local bands performed in the parade as revelers watched and danced along in the streets.
Every year, Haiti hosts a three-day carnival across the country. But this year, officials considered cancelling the event due to violence and unrest.
Thousands have been protesting over Haiti's inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion dollar Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti. Protesters also demanded that President Jovenel Moise resign, but he has refused.