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Haitians Demonstrate Against U.N. Troops

Hundreds of protesters marched peacefully through Haiti’s largest slum Friday to demand the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers, accusing the troops of killing civilians during gunbattles with street gangs. Chants of “Down with the U.N.!” and “U.N. go home!” rose as marchers walked through Cite Soleil, a sprawling slum on the edge of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The protesters came within a few feet of a U.N. military base, and shouted at Brazilian and Uruguayan troops standing guard at the entrance and atop six armored personnel carriers _ rifles at the ready. Full Story

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