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UN condemns violent protests in Haiti

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned recent violent protests in Haiti which were sparked by announced fuel price increases.
 
In a statement, the Council condemned all acts of violence and attacks on civilians, which have resulted in several deaths, and expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of those killed.
 
While acknowledging the right to peaceful assembly, the Council's statement called for those responsible for the violence to be held accountable.
 
The initial policy change sparked widespread looting in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and other cities last weekend, during which at least three people were killed, and all international flights cancelled.
 
Even though the Haitian Government backed away from the price hike and flights have resumed, news reports suggested protesters continued to clash with police earlier this week.
 


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