Yves Masse lamented Haiti’s continued deteriorating as he picked up lunch at Bebe Fritay on Church Avenue July 7, hours after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

“It’s going to stop [us] from going back home,” Masse, of Flatbush, said about the assassination and its impact on the diaspora. “That shows you that we have no type of security back home right now. We need to restore that.”

Around the Brooklyn neighborhood, as major airlines canceled flights to Haiti, many Haitians and non-Haitians alike reported that the assassination has stymied travel plans. Members of the diaspora searched for answers, while expressing shock at Moïse’s sudden death and calling for justice.

Vendors gather outside Buffet Kreol, a restaurant on Nostrand Avenue. Photo by Sam Bojarski Yves Masse lamented Haiti’s continued deteriorating as he picked up lunch at Bebe Fritay on Church Avenue July 7, hours after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

“It’s going to stop [us] from going back home,” […]

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