Community radio station attacked by firebomb
The fire was set at the radio station sometime around at 4 a.m. Monday.
Published Monday, July 2, 2012 3:57PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, July 2, 2012 4:02PM EDT
A community radio station was damaged early Monday when a Molotov cocktail was tossed into the window of a CPAM 1610 in St. Michel, starting a blaze that was put out by about 30 firefighters just after 4 a.m.
The building suffered extensive damage but nobody was injured in the fire.
The station broadcasts in many languages and is considered a beacon for the Haitian community in particular, broadcasting programming which has a faithful following among the estimated 100,000 Creole speakers in the city.
The station also provides programming destined to Latin American and African listeners.
Police are investigating for clues to the arson in the two floor building at 3390 Cremazie.
Nobody answered the station’s phones Monday.