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Haitian Police, Student Protesters Clash

Police fired tear gas and warning shots at thousands of university students who spilled into the streets Thursday in the latest protest aimed at ousting President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. One bystander was killed and at least five protesters were hurt. Two students were shot and three were cut as they fled police who fired tear gas and warning shots, while Aristide supporters reportedly pelted students with rocks. It was unclear, however, who shot the students. Meanwhile, a bystander was shot and killed during a protest in the western town of Gonaives. Violent anti-government demonstrations have killed more than a dozen people in Gonaives since September. “Aristide has mismanaged the country,” said Pierre Joseph, a 22-year-old student from the University of Haiti. “Every sector of the country is suffering and saying we’ve had enough!” Full Story

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