[Marxism] BBC: 4 killed at Port-au-Prince march
davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Sun Mar 7 16:41:39 MST 2004
Who are these "witnesses"? Sounds suspicious...
From: Chris Brady <cdbrady at sbcglobal.net>
> Gunmen shoot dead Haiti marchers
> At least four people have been killed at a march in Haiti staged by
> thousands of opponents of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
> BBC, Sunday, March 07, 2004
> Gunmen opened fire on a crowd of 10,000 people that had gathered in the
> capital, Port-au-Prince, to celebrate Mr Aristide's downfall.
> Witnesses blamed militiamen supporting Mr Aristide for the shooting.
> US and French troops had been at the march, in an effort to prevent
> clashes between the two groups.
> The BBC's Daniel Lak in Port-au-Prince says there had been a festive
> atmosphere before the trouble broke out.
> Crowds packed into the city's central square were dancing to the music
> of a disc jockey banned under President Aristide when shots rang out and
> panic struck, he says.
> Witnesses said pro-Aristide gunmen known as Chimeres had come out of
> the slums around the square and opened fire from the top of a hill.
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