Sunday, October 17, 2004

Violence erupts in Haiti

Violence erupts in Haiti: "Violence erupts in Haiti
Police were fired on by Aristide supporters as they attempted to remove barricades set up by protesters earlier in the day
Violence erupts in Haiti
9.29AM, Sun Oct 17 2004

Violence has erupted in Haiti as police attempted to dismantle a demonstration by supporters of ousted president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Police were fired on by Aristide supporters as they attempted to remove barricades set up by protesters earlier in the day.

Pro-Aristide militants in the capital Port-au-Prince had blocked streets with flaming debris to mark the 10th anniversary of Aristide's return from his first exile.

Military trucks towed away the hulks of torched vehicles used to barricade the roads against police.

But the operation was not a simple one, and some police were shot at as they entered a slum stronghold of Aristide supporters.

Heavily armed United Nations and Haitian police patrols remain on the look-out for trouble.

At least 55 people have been killed by gunfire in Haiti's capital since September 30, when Aristide supporters took to the streets to demand his return from exile."

what is this world coming to?

I dont know but it can't be good.