Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Vigilantes in Haiti rise - bwa kale

A wave of brutal vigilante justice is rolling through Haiti, concentrated in the capital. The vigilantes close off neighbourhoods, stone and chop the limbs of suspected gangsters, behead them and set them on fire. Vigilantes have killed at least 164 since the movement dubbed "bwa kale" began in April. The name means "peeled wood" in Haitian Creole and is street slang.