Maxihen Lazzare

The photojournalist for the digital media outlet Roi Des Infos died yesterday after being shot in the chest while covering the demonstrations organised by Haitian workers demanding an increase in the minimum wage.

According to witnesses, he and at least two other journalists were wounded when an armed group, in police uniforms and vehicles, opened fire on them and the protesters amidst a violent repression during which until yesterday security forces had only used rubber bullets and tear gas. Maxihen was carrying the card of his news organisation at the time of the icident.