Sunday, September 26

Jovenel Moïse: foreign delegations at the funeral of the president of Haiti take cover after hearing shots

Cops at the funeral

Image source, EPA


The funeral was held amid a strong security display.

Jovenel Moïse, president of Haiti who was shot to death on July 7, was buried this Friday in the town of Cap-Haitien in an eventful ceremony.

Delegations from the United States and other countries had to leave the place in a hurry after shots were heard in protests that detractors of Moïse carried out in the vicinity of the place where the funeral was held.

The police had to release gases to control the protesters, according to the Reuters news agency.

Witnesses cited by the agency said they heard what appeared to be gunshots and smelled gas. No personal injuries have been reported among those attending the ceremony.

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