One killed in post-election protest in Haiti

Tyres set alight by demonstrators burn on a street in Delmas, Port-au-Prince, on November 20, 2015Port-au-Prince (AFP) – One person was shot dead and another was wounded by a machete blow to the head Friday during post-election skirmishes that erupted in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. Opposition demonstrators were contesting preliminary results of an October 25 first round presidential election that saw a ruling party candidate take the lead. When rocks were thrown at the procession, protesters responded by hurling everything they could find onto the street in an effort to erect a barricade, blocking a major thoroughfare with burning tires.

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