– At least 10 people were killed in Haiti on Saturday, local rights group CARDH
said, after a gang that controls a northern suburb of the capital
Port-au-Prince opened fire with machine guns on a protest organised by a
Christian church leader.
reported at least 10 had been killed, and CARDH director Gedeon Jean said the
final number would likely be higher, adding that several people were wounded
and some churchgoers had been kidnapped.
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shared on social platform X, formerly known as Twitter, showed some 100 people,
many wearing yellow shirts associated with the religious group of Pastor Marco,
marching in the suburb Canaan, some carrying sticks and machetes.
videos on social media show people being shot at in the street, bodies lying on
the ground, and people who appear to be hostages saying they thought the march
was peaceful and had no idea it was about taking on the gang.
Haitians have joined civilian self-defence groups known as “Bwa Kale”,
a movement that has inspired hope, but also sparked retaliation against
civilians and stirred fears the groups are spurring on the violence.
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