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US condemns Haiti's deadly crackdown on protesters

The United States condemned the deadly crackdown by Haitian police on anti-government protesters this week, which left two dead and about 30 injured. “We’re condemning the actions of the Haitian government in response to the political demonstrations that occurred January 7 in Port-au-Prince,” State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said. “Some police officers at these demonstrations collaborated with heavily armed hired gangs to attack the demonstrators,” he said. “We believe these actions contradict the government’s own declaration that it seeks compromise, and we call on the government to end immediately its efforts to suppress peaceful dissent.” Full Story

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