Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, has called for calm in the country following three days of violent protests.

Thousands of Haitians gathered daily this week in cities and towns to demand the prime minister’s resignation.

They’ve used tree branches, dilapidated cars and burning tyres to block roads as some crowds attacked businesses and government buildings, leading to clashes with police who fired tear gas and live bullets.

The demonstrations forced at least 1,000 schools across Haiti to temporarily close, as well as banks, government agencies and private businesses.

In a public address on Thursday, Prime Minister Henry called on Haitians to come together to save Haiti.

He urged protestors to not look at the government or the police as their adversaries.

He said those who choose violence, destruction and killing people to take power are not working in the interests of the Haitian people.