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Haiti: Clashes break out at slain journalist’s funeral02:11

Haiti: Clashes break out at slain journalist’s funeral

Haiti, Port-au-Prince
July 7, 2019 at 12:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several people were injured in clashes between riot police and protesters, which broke out in Port-au-Prince on Saturday during the funeral of slain journalist Rospide Petion and of another Haitian who died during a recent protest.

Footage shows protesters throwing rocks, and heavily armed riot police patrolling. Two injured protesters are also seen, one riding away on a motorcycle and the other carried away in an ambulance.

Clashes reportedly broke out when anti-government protesters demonstrated against the presence of a judge at the funeral.

"We did not only come to take part in the funeral procession of my brothers and sisters, who died for social justice, we are also here to take part in the funeral of [Haitian President] Jovenel Moise because we are tired of the misery," said Jimmmy Sanon of the PIREDH grassroots organisation.

Petion, a Haitian radio journalist working for the local Radio Sans Fin station, was shot dead on June 10 on his way home.

Haiti: Clashes break out at slain journalist’s funeral02:11
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Several people were injured in clashes between riot police and protesters, which broke out in Port-au-Prince on Saturday during the funeral of slain journalist Rospide Petion and of another Haitian who died during a recent protest.

Footage shows protesters throwing rocks, and heavily armed riot police patrolling. Two injured protesters are also seen, one riding away on a motorcycle and the other carried away in an ambulance.

Clashes reportedly broke out when anti-government protesters demonstrated against the presence of a judge at the funeral.

"We did not only come to take part in the funeral procession of my brothers and sisters, who died for social justice, we are also here to take part in the funeral of [Haitian President] Jovenel Moise because we are tired of the misery," said Jimmmy Sanon of the PIREDH grassroots organisation.

Petion, a Haitian radio journalist working for the local Radio Sans Fin station, was shot dead on June 10 on his way home.

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