Armed clashes block the north of the Haitian capital | News
Clashes between Haitian criminal gangs kept the entrance to the north of the capital, Port-au-Prince, blocked on Monday as authorities try to restore order.
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The Chyen Mechan and 400 Mawozo gangs continue their incursions with firearms for the second consecutive day in the La Croix-des-Bouquets district, located in the Oeste department, which borders the Dominican Republic.
While part of the inhabitants remain refugees in their homes, others have moved to the outskirts of the district, according to local sources.
��Les quarties (Butte boyer, Shada, Santo) are encore réveillés ce matin sous des concerts de tirs d’armes automatiques.Affrontements entre gangs armées, opérations de la police, tout s’entremêle. This situation strongly disturbs the circulation of the automobile even if there is a foot pic.twitter.com/TaOCudlNj6
— AlterNews (@AlterNewsOnline)
April 25, 2022
For their part, the authorities of the Haitian National Police reported the deployment of troops in the affected areas and assure that the security forces are preparing to retake control.
Likewise, local media indicate that the origin of the clashes lies in the invasion of the 400 Mawozo gang in territory occupied by Chyen Mechan.
After the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the level of violence increased sharply from the dispute between the main criminal forces of the Caribbean country.
7:28 “katouch ki gen pou kounya c hmmm wi”,ns a confié a résident de Santo, Cx-des-Bqts, oú des tirs sont entendus depuis 5h ce matin.Les groupes “#ChenMechan et #400Mawozo”It is battent for the control of the territory. The situation is encore three tendue in particular to Butte Boyer
— LUNIE JOSEPH ���� (@josephlunieOFF)
April 24, 2022
Despite the fact that the government has expressed its willingness to increase efforts in pursuit of greater security, the violence has been exacerbated by the severe crisis that the Haitian economy is currently experiencing.