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Haiti: Riots rock Port-au-Prince as protesters vow to disrupt presidential vote01:28

Haiti: Riots rock Port-au-Prince as protesters vow to disrupt presidential vote

Haiti, Port-au-Prince
January 19, 2016 at 02:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Violence broke out in Port-au-Prince, Monday, after at least 2,000 protesters came out on to the streets to demand the suspension of run-off presidential election set for January 24 after allegations of irregularities and corruption.

Protesters smashed windows of governmental buildings, with demonstrators setting vehicles on fire. Several election offices were burnt in various towns across the country during the rallies.

Since the end of Francois Duvalier's rule in 1986, Haiti has had democratic crisis coups and contested elections that weakened the economic development of the island which is still recovering after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that killed more 200,000 people.

Haiti: Riots rock Port-au-Prince as protesters vow to disrupt presidential vote01:28
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Violence broke out in Port-au-Prince, Monday, after at least 2,000 protesters came out on to the streets to demand the suspension of run-off presidential election set for January 24 after allegations of irregularities and corruption.

Protesters smashed windows of governmental buildings, with demonstrators setting vehicles on fire. Several election offices were burnt in various towns across the country during the rallies.

Since the end of Francois Duvalier's rule in 1986, Haiti has had democratic crisis coups and contested elections that weakened the economic development of the island which is still recovering after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that killed more 200,000 people.

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