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Haiti holds funeral for assassinated president

Haiti laid its late president Jovenel Moise to rest on Friday (July 23) amid protests from angry supporters of the slain leader in his hometown.

Moise was gunned down in his home in Port-au-Prince earlier this month, setting off a political crisis in the Caribbean country already struggling with poverty and lawlessness.

Overnight on Thursday (July 22), labourers set up stages, lights and paved a brick road to Moise's mausoleum on a dusty plot of several acres enclosed by high walls in the northern city of Cap-Haitien.

Meanwhile protests convulsed the city for a second successive day. Thursday's demonstrations saw protesters set tires on fire to block roads.

(Source: Reuters)








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