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Shots, Tear Gas Fired At Jovenel Moïse’s Funeral In Haiti. U.S., U.N. Delegations Leave

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JACQUELINE CHARLES
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MIAMI HERALD
Funeral for Haiti President Jovenel Moise in Cap-Haitien Friday morning.

CAP-HAÏTIEN, HAITI

Haiti police fired tear gas as shots rang out Friday moments after the start of the funeral ceremony for slain President Jovenel Moïse, who was assassinated two weeks ago.

The U.S. delegation to the funeral, headed by the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, cut its visit short after the shooting began around 10 a.m. Moments later the United Nations special representative to Haiti, Helen La Lime, left hurriedly with her entourage as well.

Moments before the funeral service began, the crowd began shouting “Assassin” as Haiti National Police Chief Leon Charles arrived. They were joined by others yelling, “Where is Jovenel?”

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.