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3 things to know about the current crisis in Haiti

Posted on AllSides March 5th, 2024
From The Left
World, Haiti
Odelyn Joseph/AP

Haiti is entering its second day of a state of emergency, after gangs attacked the capital city's most important prisons over the weekend, releasing thousands of inmates. The country's airport is under siege and on Monday evening it was still not clear whether Haiti's de facto prime minister had made it back into the country.

Monique Clesca, a well-known activist in Haiti, says the weekend represented "three days of terror."

"Gangs paraded throughout Port-au-Prince with their arms openly," she told NPR. "It wasn't done at night and the police was...

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