Un Troops Shot and Killed Demonstrators in Haiti
Two men were killed when UN soldiers fired sharply against demonstrators who protested against the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti on Monday.
The UN says it was shot in self-defense, reports said.
- One of those killed was found on the ground outside the UN base outside the city of Cap-Haitien, “local official BIMP Noel told AFP.
The violent clashes between demonstrators and the UN peacekeeping forces took place in two cities in northern Haiti, where the cholera outbreak began last month. The deadly cholera outbreak has escalated and reached most parts of the country since it broke out a month ago.
The violence increases
Cholera outbreak, along with growing frustration over living conditions for the 1.3 million earthquake victims in the country, has led to the violence is now increasing in Haiti.
Spokesman for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Vincenzo Pugliese, characterizes the situation in the country as “unstable.”
- People are scared, “said Pugliese said.
- Shot in the back
The frustration is now directed also against the UN forces in the country. UN troops accused of not being able to control the epidemic, while many accuse a Nepalese UN dues for having brought cholera from Asia.