HAITI: Protesters Killed Attacking Peacekeepers Over Cholera Crisis
Two Haitian protesters have been killed after attacking United Nations peacekeepers on suspicions that Nepalese soldiers in their ranks introduced the cholera epidemic that has swept the country and killed up to 1000 people.
Crowds in two northern towns hurled rocks, set up burning barricades and blocked roads to protest against foreign forces and the government's response to the crisis.
The violence rattled Haitian authorities and the UN in the run-up to presidential and legislative elections on November 28.
Cap-Haitien, the country's second city, was cut off from the rest of Haiti after a day of rioting. Clashes in the town of Hinche injured seven Nepalese peacekeepers. The body of a 20-year-old man was found in front of the UN mission in Quartier-Morin, on the outskirts of Cap-Haitien. The Sydney Morning Herald (16 November 2010)