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Aristides Was Not The Target


The Haitian National Police on Tuesday rejected claims that former President Jean-Bertrand was the target of an assassination attempt.

Deputy Commissioner Jean Alix Pierre-Louis said that the chaos was caused by partisans of Lavalas and Tet Kale who hurled rocks and fired guns when Aristide’s motorcade passed by following his testimony at a court hearing.

The incident is under investigation, Pierre-Louis said at his office a few blocks from the intersection where the violence took place. But he categorically rejected the assertion that former President Aristide was the target of an“assassination attempt.”

“That is nonsense. It was nothing like what they are saying,” Pierre-Louis said.

Two people standing in front of Aristide’s car were wounded during the violence, including a security guard who was shot in the wrist.


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