Photos: Cops Take Baby Doc Away

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Earlier today, Haitian police led former strongman Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier out of his hotel in Port-au-Prince. They wouldn’t say if he was under arrest, but took him to the city courthouse, where he’s currently still inside. MoJo photo editor Mark Murrmann was there as Duvalier (in suit and tie) arrived at the courthouse and sent these photos. Check back here for updates or follow Mac McClelland on Twitter, where she’s reporting live from the scene as protesters set tire fires and a crowd waits to find out what’s happening: “We’re all waiting for Baby Doc to come out the courthouse door he went in.”

Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier being lead into the Port-au-Prince courthouse. Photo by Mark MurrmannJean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier being led into the Port-au-Prince courthouse. Photos by Mark Murrmann

Masked police officers outside the courthouse.Masked police officers outside the hotel where Duvalier was staying.

Duvalier waves from the balcony of his hotel before being taken into custody.Duvalier waves from the balcony of his hotel before being taken into custody.

Duvalier supporters react as police take him from his hotel to the courthouse.Duvalier supporters react as police take him from his hotel to the courthouse.

As a motorcade takes Baby Doc away, supporters run alongside.As a motorcade takes Baby Doc away, supporters run alongside.A supporter holds a photo of a younger, more powerful Baby Doc.A photo of Baby Doc in happier times.

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