Protesters set a vehicle and a generator on fire near the Court of First Instance in Gonaïves and ransacked the town hall. Part of the building of a law firm also caught on fire on Thursday.
No deaths or injuries were reported.
Residents were protesting to demand President Jovenel Moïse to leave office. Contrary to initial reports, protesters didn’t set the town hall on fire, they attempted to but police officers intervened. Source
Police to investigate fellow officers’ attack on reporters
The Haitian National Police announced that it will investigate recent attacks by fellow officers on reporters during protests, spokesperson Garry Desrosiers said in a press conference on Thursday.
Video shows tear gas coming out of the back of a pick-up truck where reporters were on Wednesday. Two of them were left injured.
Reporters protested in January to end police brutality against them. Source
USAID gives $6.5 million for solar power station
USAID announced that they have donated $6.5 million for the construction of a solar power station in Caracol’s industrial park, a commune in the Northeastern Department.
The solar panel will reduce the cost of electricity. About 14,000 residential customers in the surrounding communities will benefit from the solar panel power station.
USAID partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD) to provide the donation. Source
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