Wave of Violence Shocks Port-au-Prince, Capital of Haiti

Blatant gang clashes or fights between gangs and security forces. The impoverished population is unprotected.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, August 31st, armed gangs attacked the Bel-Air district in the capital of Haiti. In the afternoon, armed militia dressed in civilian clothes opened fire and set fire to several houses, while people fleeing were caught in the crossfire. A crowd fled to the main city square near the National Palace and asked the police for help.

According to eyewitnesses, the police did not intervene in the Bel-Air attack. It is possible . . .

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