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Haitian Students Clash With Govt. Backers

University students and government supporters hurled rocks at each other Friday in clashes that left at least four injured as tensions grew in the impoverished country. The students, who were demonstrating to demand President Jean-Bertrand Aristide step down, were met by groups of government supporters in downtown Port-au-Prince. Police fired warning shots to disperse the crowds. One Aristide supporter was shot in the leg, although it was not clear who shot him. Aristide partisans, meanwhile, attacked journalist Rodson Joffelin of the Haiti Press Network, hitting him in the arm with sticks. At least two others received minor injuries in the hail of rocks. “This is the last day that we’ll let them demonstrate against our president,” said Robens Bellefleur, 20. “We voted him into office.” Full Story

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