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Haiti protesters again rally to demand president's departure

Haiti protesters rally to demand president's departure as political stalemate continues

Protesters march through the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, during a protest calling for the resignation of President Mich...
A demonstrator holds up a leaflet that shows an image of former president Bill Clinton, asking where the aid money for reconstruction went, in Port-au...
Protesters march through the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, during a protest calling for the resignation of President Mich...
A National Police officer kicks at a burning barricade of tires set up by protesters calling for the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in Port...
A man adds fuel to a burning barricade of tires set up by protesters calling for the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in Port-au-Prince, Hait...

Haiti Protest

Protesters march through the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, during a protest calling for the resignation of President Mich...

Haiti Protest

A demonstrator holds up a leaflet that shows an image of former president Bill Clinton, asking where the aid money for reconstruction went, in Port-au...

Haiti Protest

Protesters march through the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, during a protest calling for the resignation of President Mich...

Haiti Protest

A National Police officer kicks at a burning barricade of tires set up by protesters calling for the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in Port...

Haiti Protest

A man adds fuel to a burning barricade of tires set up by protesters calling for the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in Port-au-Prince, Hait...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Protesters burned tires and threw rocks at police during the latest anti-government demonstration in Haiti's capital amid a bitter political stalemate over long-delayed elections.

The gathering of mostly young men reached a peak of about 1,500 Saturday as protesters called for the departure of President Michel Martelly.

Riot police fired tear gas and sprayed water from an armored vehicle, dispersing the crowd near where the National Palace stood before it collapsed in Haiti's 2010 earthquake.

There has been no letup in violent protests since last month's resignation of Martelly's prime minister and other concessions aimed at resolving the stalemate holding up legislative elections.

Haiti faces an uncertain political future in coming days with Senate seats expiring Monday. If a last-minute agreement isn't reached, Martelly will soon rule by decree.


Updated : 2021-09-18 19:59 GMT+08:00