Haitian police use rubber bullets after protests resume

File MSN.com

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) –Haitian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Friday to disperse around 200 protesters and mourners carrying the coffin of a man who died last week during anti-government riots.

Police marched near the National Palace in Haiti and relatives of the man and mourners, who left the coffin on the ground next to a smoke-filled gas canister, dispersed.

At least one man was wounded in the arm and neck.

Thousands have been demonstrating in the streets of Haiti’s main cities since February 7 to demand President Guévénène Moyes resign for taking charge of rising inflation, currency depreciation and alleged misuse of funds from an oil support program called Petro-Caribbean.

“Today we close the country again,” opposition leader Shiller Lloydor said at a church filled with people gathered to mourn the protesters who were killed last week. People then walked about a kilometer to the palace on drums.

Protesters say the protesters were among several people killed in the clashes. The government has not officially released the dead.


VOP Today News — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Contact us: [email protected]

Stay connected with VOP Today News on Twitter – VOP Today News on Facebook, also with our online services http://j.mp/2hDUK4x and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.