BBC News – Haiti clashes as protesters demand President Martelly resign

On Monday, the protesters set up burning barricades of discarded tyres as they marched in the capital, demanding that Mr Martelly stand down immediately.

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If we didn\’t have our heads together, we wouldn\’t have a Haitian state.”

Michel Martelly Haitian president

\”We are moving forward to removing him from power and won\’t stop until he leaves,\” demonstrator Jean Daniel was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

A number of demonstrators hurled stones at the police, who responded with tear gas.

There were also reports that gunshots were fired in Port-au-Prince, but it was not immediately known whether there were any injuries.

A rival pro-Martelly rally was also held in the capital, and two sides later confronted each other by throwing rocks.

In the northern city of Cap-Haitien, a smaller opposition demonstration was organised. via BBC News



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