The funeral of the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, was organized this Friday, July 23, 2021 in the city of Cap-Haitien, in the presence of the widow of the Head of State, Martine Moïse, but also of several foreign delegations and members of the government. Moments of strong emotion for all the Haitian people who still remember the assassination of the Head of State, at the age of 53, by a heavily armed commando on Tuesday, July 7, 2021.
It was sadness and consternation this Friday July 23 in Haiti. The funeral of the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, had gathered the Haitian people in the city of Cap-Haitien where the assassinated head of state was from. Fifteen days after this despicable crime, the people pay homage to their president whose coffin was covered with the national flag and the presidential scarf. In the presence of the widow, Martine Moïse, who survived the attack by the commando, as well as various political and social figures from the country as well as from abroad. A battalion rendered military honors to the Head of State, including the presidential anthem, followed by the national anthem. The religious ceremony was led by five priests.
The widow, Martine Moïse, addressed the Haitian people in moving terms that left people thinking that many resented her husband without a valid reason. What crime have you committed to deserve such punishment? […] He found himself overnight with the whole system in block, in front of him “, laments the grieving wife, wearing a black hat and wearing a mask with a photo of her. husband.
The funeral ceremony took place under strong police surveillance since, the day before these national funerals, clashes had broken out in the city of Cap-Haitien between demonstrators and the police. Clashes motivated by the presence on site of the Director General of the National Police, Léon Charles, whom the inhabitants continue to reproach for not having properly ensured