Student protesters burned a government pick-up truck. Photo credit: Scoot Haiti

A student, Delca Lavaud, was shot in the leg and TV reporter Hérode Exius was injured by tear gas during another day of protest in Port-au-Prince on Thursday. 

Wearing shirts that read “All Lives Matter,” the students were protesting insecurity around the country. They attempted to walk to Dorval’s house in Pélérin 5, only a short walk from the national palace, for the second time this week. When police barred them from advancing, as they did during the first attempt, the students began throwing rocks and set a government pick-up truck ablaze. The police then fired shots and threw tear gas to disperse the protesters. 

Lavaud was transported to the hospital for treatment. It wasn’t mentioned if Exius, a Tele Pa’m journalist, was treated at the scene or transported to the hospital. 

At least 16 people have been murdered since June, including Monferrier Dorval, head of the Port-au-Prince bar and University of Haiti’s governmental law professor. Continue reading

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. 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 Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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