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At least one dead in violent anti-government protests in Haiti

2018-10-18 04:11
At least one person was killed as violent protests erupted in the streets of Port-au-Prince on Oct. 17 sparked by allegations the government misused funds from a Venezuela-sponsored oil assistance programme. Scuffles broke out between police and protesters armed with rocks and other projectiles. Demonstrators also lit rubbish fires in the streets as they clashed with police who fired tear gas. Reuters journalists heard gunfire and at least one man was killed after getting hit in the head by a bullet. It was not clear who fired the lethal shot. The man's identity was unknown, but he reportedly worked as a motorcycle taxi driver in the capital city. Credit: Reuters