At least 5 journalists were injured during anti-government protests in Haiti

  • Source: CPJ
  • February 12, 2024

"At least five journalists who were covering anti-government protests in Haiti have suffered injuries from being shot, beaten and hit by projectiles in anti-government protests within the last two weeks.

On Thursday [Feb. 8], freelance journalist Jean Marc Jean was struck in the face by a tear gas canister fired by an officer with the national police’s anti-riot squad in the capital, Port-au-Prince, according to media reports, as violent protests demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry rocked Haiti during the week. On Wednesday [Feb. 7], at least three reporters were injured when police used tear gas to disperse about 1,000 anti-government demonstrators in the southwestern coastal city of Jérémie, according to local media reports."

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