Haiti, Quartier-Morin (AP) —Hundreds of workers fled a company in northern Haiti on Wednesday after a demonstration near the assassinated President Jovenel Moise’s hometown became violent prior to the funeral.
Associated Press journalists observed the body of a man who said witnesses were shot in the Quartier-Morin community near Trou-du-Nor, where Moise was born. An obstacle was set up between the two communities, and two thick black smokes were raised nearby, temporarily banning cars from entering and exiting.
Many workers rushed along the main road connecting the city of Cap-Haitien, where an event honoring Cartier Morin and Moise is scheduled to begin on Thursday prior to Friday’s funeral.
Those who fled said they saw tires and men with weapons demanding justice from Moise burning. A woman who was out of breath said that the armed men said to her: go! go! When an employee wears a uniform of all colors and follows and leaves the area. She refused to reveal her name, saying she was afraid of her life.
Abner Pierre, who works at the Caracol Industrial Park, said the bus carrying employees was stuck behind the blockade, forcing him to walk 45 minutes to his house. As the sky began to darken, he walked quickly towards his house, so he declined further comments.
These were the first violent demonstrations since Moise was shot dead in his private home. They vowed to form a provisional consensus government and restore order and security the day after Ariel Henri became the new prime minister of the country.
Martine Moise, the widow of the murdered president in the capital of Port-au-Prince, has appeared in her first public place since her sudden return to Haiti on Saturday, but she did not speak. She was recovering at a hospital in Miami after being injured in a July 7 attack on the couple’s private home.
She wore a black dress and a black face mask, and her right arm was in a black sling when she met an official near the National Pantheon Museum, where a ceremony was held to commemorate her husband. She was accompanied by three children.
In contrast to the communities in northern Haiti, the capital remained peaceful.
Officials said at least 26 suspects were detained, including 18 former Colombian soldiers and 3 Haitian police officers, as part of the assassination investigation. Police chief Leon Charles said at least seven high-ranking police officers had been quarantined but not officially arrested.
On Wednesday, the Colombian government consulate in Haiti on July 25-27 to assist former soldiers in custody and repatriate the bodies of three other people killed by Haiti authorities in the aftermath of the assassination. Said to put.