(5 Oct 2020) A couple hundred university students blocked roads and burned cars as they clashed with police in Haiti's capital on Monday to decry the killing of a fellow student last week.
Grégory Saint-Hilaire was killed last Friday in front of a university in Port-au-Prince during a small protest in which dozens of students demanded work opportunities.
Meanwhile, one supporter died during Monday's protest after being shot in the head.
Students blame both deaths on police, while authorities have declined to comment.
"They wanted to kill everyone in the country. We call for justice and the departure of Jovenel," said university student in the demonstrations Yvons Jean.
The government issued a statement calling Saint-Hilaire's death "revolting and inexcusable" and said an investigation was under way.
Students and supporters vowed to keep protesting as Haiti's economic crisis deepens amid the pandemic.
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