This was announced by Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who temporarily took over the government.
“After an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers, we have decided to declare martial law throughout the country,” he announced, speaking on television.
Claude Joseph appealed to the public to unite to defend democracy and stressed that those responsible will be punished.
Recall that Jovenel Moise, president of Haiti, was killed in an attack on his residence that night. Unknown assailants shot him and his wife, who died hours later from her wounds.