[Marxism] BBC: 4 killed at Port-au-Prince march

David Quarter 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
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3540937.stm
> 
>  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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