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Haiti police fire tear gas, days before runoff vote

Clashes in an opposition protest in Port-au-Prince, on January 19, 2016Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Police in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators Tuesday who rallied in their thousands, five days before a presidential vote runoff is scheduled. The poorest country in the Americas has been on edge for months after legislative and presidential elections that the opposition branded a fix and that were marred by violence. Demonstrators in Port-au-Prince set fire to tires and threw stones, and police responded with tear gas, managing to disperse most of the several thousand protesters.

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