In the president’s house material damage was recorded and loud shots were heard. Haitian policemen claim for seven deaths by the Gan Grif gang.
To prevent the landing of the plane where Henry was arriving from Argentina, the protesters they erected barricades and burned tires in the vicinity of the Toussaint Louverture airport.
The attack on the Prime Minister’s residence occurred within the framework of strong social demonstrations. Tuesday they had blocked streets and burned tires in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Princeafter 11 police officers have been killed over the past week due to gang violence that continues to plague the Caribbean nation.
The Haitian National Police and the Office of the Prime Minister They did not immediately respond to requests for comment.. The Vitelhomme gang killed four policemen last week near the capital, while gunfights with the Savien criminal group in the city of Liancourt left seven other officers dead on Wednesday, according to reports by the Haitian National Police and local media.
Henry’s meeting with Alberto Fernández
Days before the attacks on his residence, Ariel Henry had been meeting with President Alberto Fernández within the framework of the Celac Summit.
After the meeting, the Argentine president highlighted the “historic ties of solidarity” between both countries and “the coincidence in positions and values”. He also reiterated the “permanent support and accompaniment” of Argentina to the Caribbean country and pointed out the importance of strengthening cooperation and humanitarian assistance mechanisms.