Haiti declares curfew after 4,000 inmates escape jail amid rising violence

March 4, 2024 | Al Jazeera

At least 12 people reported dead as gangs pushing for prime minister’s removal attack two prisons.

Photo: Violence has surged in Haiti in recent days [Luckenson Jean/AFPTV via AFP]

Haiti’s government has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew after an explosion of gang-led violence over the weekend saw thousands of prisoners escape after assaults on the country’s two biggest prisons.

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