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Hundreds in Haiti protest to demand leader's resignation

Hundreds of people marched through Haiti's capital Wednesday in another protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.

The crowd clashed with police, and one woman was shot in the arm but was expected to recover. Several people also were wounded by rubber bullets.

Opposition leaders organizing the protests are pushing for Moïse to step down in early February as Haiti's economic and social woes deepen. Moïse, meanwhile, has said his term ends in February 2022, though his administration has said he remains open to dialogue with the opposition.

A police officer throws a stone at protesters during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo Dieu Nalio Chery)

A handful of opposition leaders reached the U.S. Embassy in Tabarre on Wednesday and called on the administration of new U.S. President Joe Biden to improve conditions in Haiti and demand that legislative and presidential elections be held earlier than those scheduled for late 2021.

A demonstrator dressed as an independence hero chants anti-government slogans during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo Dieu Nalio Chery)

A police officers sits on the roof of his vehicle during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo Dieu Nalio Chery)

A protester holds up a sign during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo Dieu Nalio Chery)

A police officer levels his riot gun during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP PhotoDieu Nalio Chery)

A police officer fires tear gas at demonstrators during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo Dieu Nalio Chery)

A police officer attempts to extinguish a truck that was set alight by demonstrators during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime, a crumbling economy and approval of what critics say are illegal presidential decrees and unconstitutional moves, worrying many that Moise is amassing too much power as he enters his second year of rule by decree. ( AP Photo Dieu Nalio Chery)