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Protest against Haiti election turns violent; 1 dead

Saturday 21 November, 2015 12:00:00 am

Protest against Haiti election turns violent; 1 dead

Port-Au-Prince, Nov 21 (AP/UNB) — Thousands of Haitians demanding that last month's presidential election be annulled clashed with supporters of the government, resulting in at least one death.

 

Associated Press journalists saw a man dead apparently from a bullet wound being carted away in a wheelbarrow and another man was hospitalized after being hit in the head with a machete.

 

Authorities made no comment on the violence.

 

Friday's protest began peacefully but when the crowd approached the Delmas district of Port-au-Prince it was attacked by pro-government supporters who threw rocks and bottles.

 

The protesters were supporters of several of the 54 candidates in the Oct. 25 presidential election. Preliminary results announced this month said Martelly-backed candidate Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin finished first and second to win spots in the Dec. 27 runoff.