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Gunshots and teargas reported at funeral of slain Haitian president Jovenel Moïse
Mourners reportedly scrambled for cover amid gunshots at the funeral of slain Haitian President Jovenel Mose. With the motive for Moses assassination still unclear, protests raged as the deceased leader was laid to rest.
Foreign dignitaries, including a US delegation led by UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, were rushed to their vehicles during a funeral service for Moïse on Friday, Reuters reported. Witnesses at the service described smelling tear gas and hearing what sounded like gunshots outside the auditorium in Cap-Haitien, where the Catholic funeral was held. Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles also described the noises as “gunshots.”
According to Reuters’ sources, there was no immediate danger to funeral attendees.