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Haiti crisis: Anti-Martelly protest turns violent – BBC News


The protest turned violent as police used tear gas to disperse the crowd.Protesters threw stones at police and burned tyres in the streets of the capital.They are angry at Mr Martelly’s reluctance to call legislative and local elections, which were due to have been held in 2011.Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigned on Sunday following weeks of protests, but the opposition insists that President Martelly should go too.Earlier US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Haiti to hold elections as soon as possible in order to put an end to the crisis.”Recognizing the concessions made by all sides to resolve the impasse, the United States urges all parties to reach without delay a definitive agreement on all outstanding issues and to carry out that agreement in good faith,” Mr Kerry said. via BBC News

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