Haiti’s hometown holds a funeral in violence


CAP-Haiti, Haiti (AP) — The hometown of the murdered President Jovenel Moise is private on Friday amid severe security following fierce protests and fears of political instability in the Caribbean. Prepared to receive his body for a funeral.

A white T-shirt and cap with his photo will be a supporter the day before the final ceremony to honor Moise, who was shot several times during a home attack that seriously injured his wife on July 7. It was distributed to. Martine.

“This is in our memory,” said Pedro Guillaume, a Cap-Haitien resident who wanted to attend the funeral. “Let all Haitians direct their solidarity.”

The funeral will take place a few days after the new Prime Minister, backed by major international diplomats, is set up in Haiti. This is a move that was introduced with the aim of avoiding the struggle of leaders after the assassination of Moise.

Ariel Henry, who was appointed prime minister by Moise before being killed but has never sworn to his successor, interim prime minister Claude-Joseph, promised to form an interim consensus government until the elections.

Violent demonstrations struck Cap-Haitien’s neighborhood on Thursday as a group of men fired in the air and blocked several roads with burning tires. A tightly guarded police convoy carrying an unknown official passed through a fiery barricade and the vehicle almost turned over.

A priest who presided over Mass at Cap-Haitien’s cathedral to honor Moise on Thursday morning warned Haiti that it was too bloody as it asked people to find peace, affecting the poorest communities. He said he was.

On Thursday night, Martine Moise and her three children appeared at a small religious ceremony at a Cap-Haitien hotel in condolences by Henry and other government officials.

The priest who presided over the ceremony said, “They took his life, but he can’t remember him. They can’t take his brain. They can’t take his thoughts. I. Are Jobnel Moise. “

Moise became president of Haiti in February 2017 and has faced growing criticism in recent years from those who accuse him of becoming an increasingly authoritarian. He was statutory ruled for over a year after the country failed to hold a legislative election.

Officials said at least 26 suspects, including 18 former Colombian soldiers, had been arrested for the murder. Police are looking for a few more suspects, including former rebel leaders and former senators, who allegedly were involved in the assassination program.