Protests in Haiti

Haiti Sees Protests

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Several thousand supporters of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide have filled the streets of Port-au-Prince in protest. This is the largest demonstration against the country's current leader, Michel Martelly, since he took office in May. The crowd made a number of demands, including that Martelly prove that he does not hold dual citizenship, which could bar him from office, and that the UN peacekeeping mission leave the country. The large protest points to mounting political strife between the president and his critics as the country struggles to rebuild from the 2010 earthquake and also illustrates the kind of support that still exists for the former president.

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