The former police officer who has emerged as Haiti's most gangster said Tuesday that the armed gangs under his command will allow the resumption of fuel deliveries only if Ariel Henry steps down as prime minister.

"Our demand is clear, pure and simple. Our demand is the resignation of the prime minister, Ariel Henry," Jimmy Cherizier, known as "Barbecue," told a press conference in a capital that is rapidly grinding to a halt.