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Jimmy Cherizier, alias Barbecue, a erstwhile constabulary serviceman who heads a pack conjugation known arsenic "G9 Family and Allies," march during a rally to request justness for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise successful Lower Delmas, a territory of Port-au-Prince, Haiti Monday, July 26, 2021. Moise was assassinated connected July 7 astatine his home. (AP Photo / Joseph Odelyn)
PORT-AU-PRINCE – More than 1,000 demonstrators gathered astir 1 of Haiti's astir notorious pack leaders connected Monday to commemorate slain President Jovenel Moïse.
The assemblage was mostly dressed successful achromatic arsenic they cheered connected Jimmy Cherizier, a erstwhile constabulary serviceman who present leads “G9”, a federation of 9 gangs whom officials person blamed for a spike successful unit and kidnappings successful caller months.
“Everyone needs to hold connected my bid earlier we respond to the sidesplitting of Jovenel Moïse,” said Cherizier, who goes by the sanction of “Barbecue" and whom constabulary accidental is down respective caller massacres that targeted civilians surviving successful communities tally by different gangs.
He was wearing a achromatic suit and achromatic necktie arsenic helium spoke to the assemblage astatine the seaside slum of La Saline successful the superior of Port-au-Prince. A adjacent motortruck played euphony arsenic Cherizier knelt down earlier a ample representation of Moïse and began to airy candles.
“No justice, nary peace!” helium said.
Earlier, the assemblage sang arsenic they made a ellipse astir a bonfire and threw brackish into it arsenic portion of a ceremonial to grant Moïse. Many had their faces covered truthful arsenic not to beryllium identified.
Moïse was changeable respective times during a July 7 onslaught astatine his backstage location successful which his woman was earnestly injured. At slightest 26 radical person been arrested, including 18 erstwhile Colombian soldiers. Police are inactive looking for assorted suspects, including a erstwhile rebel person and an ex-Haitian senator. On Monday, they identified different suspect: Haiti Superior Court Judge Windelle Coq Thelot.
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