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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Several dead as gang leader escapes in Haiti prison break” – below is their description.
At least eleven people have been killed in a prison break in Haiti, including a police officer and a detention centre director.
Witnesses say they saw heavily armed men shooting at prison guards before inmates started to run.
Al Jazeera’s Homara Choudhary reports.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Haiti
Jean-Jacques Dessalines (later Emperor Jacques I), defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces and declared Haiti’s sovereignty on 1 January 1804.
Haiti became the only state in history established by a successful slave revolt. Apart from Alexandre Pétion, the first President of the Republic, all of Haiti’s first leaders were former slaves.