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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:13 PM

Violence flares in Haiti ahead of slain president's funeral

Source: Associated Press

Violence flares in Haiti ahead of slain president’s funeral

July 21, 2021

QUARTIER-MORIN, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of workers fled businesses in northern Haiti on Wednesday after demonstrations near the hometown of assassinated President Jovenel Moïse grew violent ahead of his funeral.

Associated Press journalists observed the body of one man who witnesses said was shot in the community of Quartier-Morin, which is near Trou-du-Nord, where Moïse was born. Roadblocks were set up between the two communities, temporarily barring cars from entering or leaving as two plumes of thick, black smoke rose nearby.

Many workers walked hurriedly in a single file along the main road that connects Quartier-Morin with Cap-Haitien, the city where events to honor Moïse were scheduled to start Thursday ahead of Friday’s funeral.

Fleeing people said they saw burning tires and men with weapons demanding justice for Moïse. One woman who was out of breath said the armed men told her, “Go! Go! Go!” as employees clad in uniforms of all colors obeyed and left the area. She declined to give her name, saying she feared for her life.


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/caribbean-haiti-90349836c46f86a2e96841d38dfc8634

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:36 PM

1. I hope one day soon, that Haiti can find peace....

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