Anti-UN clashes spread to Haitian capital

Clashes erupted in Port-au-Prince on Thursday between UN forces and hundreds of stone-throwing Haitians as unrest targeting peacekeepers blamed for the cholera outbreak spread to the capital.

There had been fears violence could break out after protest organizers called a mass demonstration outside the health ministry for people to show their anger about cholera and the UN force, known as MINUSTAH.

Two Haitians were killed in riots in the northern city of Cap-Haitien on Monday, one shot by a UN peacekeeper as protesters set a police station and vehicles ablaze and threatened to torch a UN compound.

Source: Agence France Presse