PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI- Social media was used to circulate images of the deaths of at least three Haitian police officers in the capital by the Ti-Makak gang yesterday.
In the area where the armed group operates, anti-gang police officers conducted an operation, and gang members kidnapped at least one dead and took the weapons.
The same region south of Port-au-Prince was also the site of the deaths of two journalists last January and former senator Yvon Buissereth and his nephew, whose body was burned along with his escort.
During the last year, the group became known after citizens began using their base of operations for reaching the southern departments because other gangs blocked access through Martissant.
In response to Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s announcement of an increase in fuel prices on Sept. 12, the murder occurred nationwide.
“State subsidies for fuel must cease in order to maintain social programs for the most vulnerable”, according to the head of government.
Yet, hundreds of citizens blockaded the capital nonetheless, refusing to accept that rationale.
As a result of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise last year, Haiti has become extremely poor and and very impoverished.
As of yet, the crime has not been solved.
A surge in violence, hundreds of deaths, and kidnapping victims at the hands of armed gangs, economic recession, and uncontrolled migration have all contributed to the institutional crisis created by the assassination.