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A crowd of hungry demonstrators tried to storm the palace of President of Haiti

April 9 2008

In Haiti, Port-au-Prince, riots took place: the residence of the president tried to storm the hungry crowd. UN security forces opened fire, among the protesters are killed.

In response to the riots, to disperse the crowd, police opened fire on the crowd with rubber bullets and threw tear gas. According to witnesses, the protesters used metal bins to overturn the palace gates. In total, during the riots killed at least five people.

According to local media, people took to the streets because they were angered by rising food prices, reported BBC.

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