Haiti Anti-Graft Protesters Attack Journalists

By Sandra Lemaire, Matiado Vilme, Renan Toussaint | VOA News |

Fire blazes inside jeep belonging to Radio-Tele Guinen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti/AP

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Anti-graft protesters in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, targeted journalists Monday as they continued marching around town to demand the president’s resignation. It remains unclear why the journalists were attacked.

Monday’s rampage followed massive nationwide protests Sunday that resulted in two deaths and substantial property damage in some neighborhoods. The protesters were demanding President Jovenel Moise’s resignation over allegations of fraud and mismanagement of government funds. They vow to remain in the streets until their demands are met.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.