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Student shot, journalist tear gassed in another day of protest

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

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Sep. 11, 2020

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