Armed Gangs Storm Haiti’s Port-au-Prince, Prompting Mass Exodus of 300,000 Residents

Armed Gangs Storm Haiti’s Port-au-Prince, Prompting Mass Exodus of 300,000 Residents

In a wave of violence sweeping Port-au-Prince, Haiti, more than 300,000 residents have been compelled to flee their homes, driven by widespread gang-controlled unrest.

The city has witnessed escalating chaos, including a massive prison break, attacks on police stations, and targeted violence at the international airport.

Armed Gangs Storm Haiti’s Port-au-Prince, Prompting Mass Exodus of 300,000 Residents

Port-au-Prince faces a severe crisis as armed gangs unleash violence, leading to a mass exodus of over 300,000 residents.

The unrest has seen attacks on key city infrastructure, with the international airport, police stations, and the National Penitentiary prison becoming focal points of the upheaval.

Prison Break and Citywide Unrest: Port-au-Prince Gripped by Violence and Fleeing Residents

Amid escalating violence, thousands of inmates have broken out of the National Penitentiary prison in Port-au-Prince, contributing to the city’s widespread unrest.

Gangs, led by the notorious figure Jimmy Cherizier, alias Barbecue, have intensified their assault on various locations, further exacerbating the security crisis.

Gang Leader’s Call for Ousting Prime Minister Triggers Widespread Violence in Haitian Capital

The situation in Haiti takes a perilous turn as gang leader Jimmy Cherizier, also known as Barbecue, calls for the removal of acting Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

This appeal has prompted intensified violence, with Cherizier urging the military and national police to arrest Henry, who assumed office following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in 2021.

Haiti’s Capital in Turmoil: Thousands Flee as Gangs Target Airport, Police Stations, and Prisons

Port-au-Prince grapples with unprecedented turmoil as armed gangs target critical infrastructure, including the international airport, police stations, and prisons.

The resulting chaos has forced thousands to flee the city, creating a dire humanitarian situation.

The UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office maintains a travel advisory against visiting Haiti, emphasizing the persistent unrest in the nation.

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