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Gunfire at Haiti Protest as Weapons Hunt Starts

Gunfire broke out in Port-au-Prince on Thursday after police broke up a demonstration by supporters of Haiti’s ousted president, while U.S. Marines leading an international peace force in the revolt-torn country began hunting for illegal weapons. Shots were fired from a slum area where protesters scattered, some breaking shop and car windows, after police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of several thousand supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide as they approached the National Palace. There were no reports of deaths or injuries in the unrest, the latest sign of volatility in the impoverished Caribbean country. Aristide went into exile in Africa on Feb. 29, driven out by a monthlong armed revolt and by U.S. pressure to quit. More than 200 people have been killed in the violence. Full Story

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