Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Haitians take to streets in new anti-government protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Thousands of young Haitians demonstrated on Friday in several cities demanding that President Michel Martelly step down.

In the capital of Port-au-Prince, demonstrators from several neighbourhoods converged on the US embassy to denounce what they said was US interference in the country.

Riot police and UN peacekeepers blocked access leading to the embassy.

No incidents were reported but tear gas was fired to prevent the demonstrators from reaching the diplomatic building.

"We ask the ambassador to rid the country of the president that the Americans installed in power," said one participant, Jean Max Edouard.

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