SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 2 August 2021, Monday |

Protests rock northern Haiti city ahead of president’s funeral

Demonstrators set up road blocks in Norther city of Cap-Haitien on Wednesday, to  protest against the assassination earlier this month of President Jovenel Moise, whose body will be laid to rest there on Friday.

Protesters, who hold the national police responsible for the killing of the President at his residence on July 7, met the police chiefs arriving in Cap-Haitien to help oversee Moise’s funeral.

A team of mostly Colombian mercenaries killed Moise, according to government officials, but many questions remain unanswered, including why the president’s security forces did not do more to protect him.

Following the disturbances, at least one person lay dead in the streets of Cap-Haitien  which took place just as Moise’s widow Martine attended her first public event since returning from Miami at the weekend.