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Haitian Rebels Brace for Police Battle

Rebels massed in northern Haiti on Friday, bracing for an expected police offensive aimed at ending an uprising that has threatened the presidency of Jean-Bertrand Aristide and killed at least 49 people. The fourth-largest city of Gonaives remained in the rebel hands while other Aristide foes vowed to hold a mass demonstration Sunday in the capital, Port-au-Prince. “We won’t back down,” said opposition politician and former Aristide supporter Evans Paul. On Thursday, Aristide militants crushed an opposition protest by attacking gathering demonstrators with rocks and sticks and blocking the route with flaming barricades. Humanitarian agencies warned of a looming crisis as rebels gathered for an expected police offensive to end the uprising that has killed at least 49 people in a week and destabilized the battered country. Full Story

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