Following the incident that occurred Thursday, October 17 near the State University of Haiti (UEH) causing the death of two people, at the time of an demonstration along the Rivière Lane, the Rectorate want to re-establish the facts and inform the general public and the academic community that :
“According to the Rectorate’s Security Service report, the incident occurred around 3:00 pm when three men on a motorcycle ransom passersby.
They robbed three plainclothes policemen returning from work. The police had time to put them out of harm’s way. Two of the alleged bandits were killed and the other was arrested by the police. The motorcycle has been seized. Note that a gun was also found in possession of thugs.
The facts occurred when one of the branches of the demonstration on October 17 ran along the Rivière lane.
Having likened the alleged bandits to protesters, some angry individuals tried to burn the premises of the rectorate. To do this, they launched Molotov cocktails, stones, bottles, etc. Arrived at the scene, a patrol of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) was able to regain control of the situation.”