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Haiti - Elections : Confrontation Célestine-Baker, 3 deaths and several injured
23/11/2010 14:05:47

Haiti - Elections : Confrontation Célestine-Baker, 3 deaths and several injured
Deadly clashes between supporters of Charles Henri Baker "Regwoupman sitwayen pou espwa (Respè)" and those of Jude Célestin "INITE" were held Monday night in the small town of Beaumont, in the department of Grand'Anse. The two groups of supporters began insulting each other and then to throw stones and bottles before that the first gunshots, transformes the confrontation into a tragedy.

According to the testimony of a supporter of Baker, they are the men of Jude Célestin who opened fire on the militants of Baker, making two deaths and several wounded. The party "«Regwoupman sitwayen pou espwa (Respè)»" confirm the death of two of its partisans: Ti Peau Plume and Jean Wilnes.

For supporters of Jude Celestin, that identify one dead and several injured in their ranks, they are supporters of Baker who attacked with stones and broken bottles, and it's for defend oneself that the security of the INITE candidate opened fire to disperse the attackers.

Members of the campaign team of Charles Henri Baker, have denounced the inaction of the police authorities that did not intervene immediately to restore order, while the clashes took place near the police station.

The Director General of the Provisional Electoral Council, called for an investigation to determine responsibilities in this incident. As for the police, it is not able to confirm all facts and opened an investigation to try to understand what happened, said police inspector Casamajor Pradel.

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