Haitian police officers. Photo credit: PNH

A baby died and scores of people fainted after police threw tear gas during a student protest in Port-au-Prince Monday, according to Trip Foumi.

The demonstration was peaceful at first as the University of Haiti law students demanded justice for Monferrier Dorval, the former head of the city’s bar and professor who was shot dead last month. But as the students headed toward Dorval’s house, police tried to stop them. They responded by throwing rocks at the police, who then tossed tear gas and fired shots to disperse them, according to Juno7

It is unclear where the baby was when it breathed in the tear gas. Media reports said the child was rushed to the nearby university hospital for treatment, where it was pronounced dead.

Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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