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Haiti: UN vehicle BURNED in Port-au-Prince protest00:33

Haiti: UN vehicle BURNED in Port-au-Prince protest

Haiti, Port-au-Prince
February 27, 2015 at 22:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters set fire to a UN peacekeepers’ vehicle in Port-au-Prince on Friday after a protest demanding the release of a jailed student ended in clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

Hundreds of students marched through the Haitian capital via a number of universities in a bid to get students involved in the demonstration. The group then rallied outside the court house where student Chedler Guilloux, who was arrested earlier in the week and stands accused of setting fire to a government vehicle, is currently being held.

Clashes broke out between police and protesters outside the courthouse, with protesters setting fire to several tires in the street. After the clashes died down, armed police and security forces patrolled the area as firefighters set to work putting out the fires.

Haiti: UN vehicle BURNED in Port-au-Prince protest00:33
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Protesters set fire to a UN peacekeepers’ vehicle in Port-au-Prince on Friday after a protest demanding the release of a jailed student ended in clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

Hundreds of students marched through the Haitian capital via a number of universities in a bid to get students involved in the demonstration. The group then rallied outside the court house where student Chedler Guilloux, who was arrested earlier in the week and stands accused of setting fire to a government vehicle, is currently being held.

Clashes broke out between police and protesters outside the courthouse, with protesters setting fire to several tires in the street. After the clashes died down, armed police and security forces patrolled the area as firefighters set to work putting out the fires.

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