Haiti arrests 23 people in alleged coup attempt

(VOVWORLD) - Haiti officials on Sunday arrested 23 people, including a high-ranking police inspector and a judge on Haiti’s highest court, who are accused of plotting a coup to overthrow President Jovenel Moise.  
Haiti arrests 23 people in alleged coup attempt - ảnh 1Police detain a person during a protest to overthrow Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 7, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS)

Moise told reporters that the plotters planned to kill him.

Opposition forces said last week that they intend to replace President Moise, blaming him for the chaotic economic situation in Haiti, the Western hemisphere’s poorest country.

The opposition's plan called for members of civil society and opposition leaders to pick a new president from one of the sitting Supreme Court judges, instead of waiting for general elections scheduled for September.

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