Haitian police officers blocked roads on Thursday and made their way to the country’s main airport in protest of a recent killing of officers by armed gangs expanding their grip on the Caribbean nation.
According to a Reuters witness, protesters in civilian clothes, who identified themselves as police, first attacked Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s official residence, and then flooded the airport as Henry was arriving from a trip to Argentina. were.
Henry was temporarily stuck in the airport but returned to his residence in Port-au-Prince later on Thursday, followed by police protesters. A Reuters witness heard heavy gunfire near his home.
Haiti’s national police and the prime minister’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Protesters blocked roads around Port-au-Prince and in several cities in the north.