Reports are beginning to flood in, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has been assassinated. The first lady Martine Moïse was also injured during a violent attack on their home by radical mercenaries, and is receiving medical treatment.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, during an attack on his residence by mercenaries,” the embassy said in its tweet.
“Our thoughts go to the presidential family and all the nation.”
Public protests in Haiti have grown louder over the Presidents term. Jovenel Moïse was sworn in 2017 and the term was to last for 5 years.
Protesters claim the Presidents term was over back in February 2021 and they decided it was time to destroy things, attack police, and eventually assassinate the President.
Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph released a statement calling the attack
“hateful, inhumane and barbaric act,”
C’est avec beaucoup de tristesse que nous confirmons l’assassinat du Président Jovenel Moise, au cours d’une attaque en sa résidence par des mercenaires. La Première dame, blessée, reçoit les soins nécessaires. Nos pensées vont à la famille présidentielle et à toute la nation.
— Ambassade d'Haïti au Canada (@EmbHaiti_ca) July 7, 2021
The Imperial White House staff was quick to join fake news organization CNN to make a public announcement about the assassination
“It’s a horrific crime and we’re so sorry for the loss,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says about the Haitian president’s assassination. “And we stand ready and stand by them to provide any assistance that’s needed.” https://t.co/PoVy2klZSQ pic.twitter.com/tbdBEQtwjH
— CNN International (@cnni) July 7, 2021
— TCI News (@TCI_News) July 7, 2021
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