Boy killed during protest in Haiti over Hurricane Matthew aid delay

Residents block the road to protest, because they have not yet received help after Hurricane Matthew devasted the area, in the commune of Cotaux, in Les Cayes, in the southwest of Haiti, on October 11, 2016. Haiti faces a humanitarian crisis that requires a "massive response" from the international community, the United Nations chief said Monday, with at least 1.4 million people needing emergency aid following last week's battering by Hurricane Matthew. The storm left at least 372 dead in the impoverished Caribbean nation, with the toll likely to rise sharply as rescue workers reach previously inaccessible areas. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read . HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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In response, hundreds of protesters have paralyzed the third largest city of Haiti with road blockades.

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A young woman died during a similar protest last week in the nearby village of Dame Marie.

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