HAITI: UN and US delegations leave Moïse funeral after shooting


The delegations of the United Nations and the United States have had to abandon the funeral of the President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse due to the outbreak of gunfire in the middle of the event, reports the US newspaper “Miami Herald.”

According to the media’s special envoy, the United States delegation, led by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, interrupted their visit after shots were heard as the funeral began around 10 a.m. local).

Moments later, the United Nations special representative in Haiti, Helen La Lime, left the scene with her entourage, according to the same media.

Moments before the funeral began, the crowd began to insult the head of the National Police, Léon Charles, shouting “murderer”, while the police used tear gas to disperse the concentrates in barricades of burning tires, located in the vicinity of the funeral, according to the account of the ‘Gazette Haiti’.

The funeral began a day after Cap Haitien was the scene of tensions and protests, in some of which barricades were erected, without for the moment the authorities having provided a balance of possible victims or detainees, according to the Haitian agency Alter Press.

The protests were led by people who demanded “justice” after the murder of Moïse, after the new Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, arrived in the city to participate in the funeral, in which Moïse’s widow, Martine Moïse, participated , who was seriously injured during the attack.

The woman assured during her appearance at the funeral that she does not seek revenge for the assassination, but only wants justice to be done that she does not want revenge for the assassination of her husband, she only wants justice to be done, and urged the population not to fall into fear, according to the TeleSur network.


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