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Haiti’s interim government asked the United States to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in the middle of the night in his home Wednesday in a “barbaric act.”
According to reports, Moise was shot 12 times – including through his forehead, hip, abdomen, nipples and his left eye was gouged out.
“The president’s office and bedroom were ransacked,” Carl Henry Destin, deputy justice of the peace in Pétion-Ville said. “We found him lying on his back, blue pants, a white shirt stained with blood, his mouth open, his left eye gouged out.”
The Haitian government declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning.
Gunfire erupted after Moise’s assassination and witnesses say gunfire is now “everywhere.”
This afternoon in #Petitionville gun fire erupted.
Witnesses said “it’s been a long time since I’ve heard gunfire like this.” Says gunfire is now