Slain Haitian president’s hometown holds funeral amid violence

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Gunshots were heard as Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise was laid to rest in his hometown. Foreign dignitaries attending the funeral had to be rushed to safety.

Tensions over his assassination continue to simmer.

Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami, Florida.

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