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Haiti - Social : Violent demonstration to l'Estère
29/08/2011 18:19:08

Haiti - Social : Violent demonstration to l'Estère
This Monday morning, protesters blocked the National # 1 at the level of town of l'Estère and of the neighborhood neighboring, Pont-sondé. The people protested against the severe rationing of electricity to l'Estère, demanding a better distribution of the electricity.

Exchanges of gunfire occurred between demonstrators and police force when they intervened to try to restore order. During this confrontation one person was killed and another injured according to testimony, unconfirmed by official sources.

Protesters furious, have accused the police officers of having shot on the crowd and invaded the police station that they looted, making flee the police officers and the detained the police station.

In Port-au-Prince, Frantz Lerebours, spokesman for the National Police indicated that armed individuals were among the demonstrators, but that the situation had returned to normal after the intervention of the National Police and agents of the Departmental Unit for the Maintenance of Order (UDMO) .

Alexis Fortunat, the Mayor of the city, said fear further violence since that the claims of citizens are still not satisfied.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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