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Violence erupts as Haiti police break up protests

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Violence erupts as Haiti police break up protests


An anti-government march in Haiti has ended in violence as police tried to break-up the demonstration.

Thousands of people took to the streets in the capital Port-au-Prince to protest against the government’s handling of reconstruction funds in the wake of the devastating earthquake that rocked the island in 2010.

More than 200,000 people died and over a million others were displaced. Around five billion euros of public and private donations were made but critics say little if any has been spent.

As protesters moved close to the presidential palace, police reportedly began opening fire and using tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

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