LES CAYES, Haiti – A young teenager has been fatally shot in Haiti amid protests over delays in aid distribution after Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, pummeled the Caribbean country last month.
It is the second such death reported in the past week.
Journalists with The Associated Press saw protesters carrying the boy’s body through the streets of the southern coastal city of Les Cayes on Tuesday.
Mayor Jean Gabriel Fortune said the boy was killed as police clashed with protesters when they tried to climb aboard a boat that had arrived from Puerto Rico carrying supplies.
In response, hundreds of protesters have paralyzed the third largest city of Haiti with road blockades.
A young woman died during a similar protest last week in the nearby village of Dame Marie.