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Haiti: Protesting Police and Army Exchange Fire Amid Rising Tensions Over Wages

Off-duty Haitian police officers and soldiers exchanged fire in violent clashes in front of the national palace in Port-au-Prince on Sunday, amid rising tensions over working conditions and wages.

Footage shows officers marching down the streets of the Haitian capital with supporters towards the government building.

During the march, both sides exchanged fire though it remains unclear whether the off-duty officers or the army officials began firing first.

Protests started last Wednesday and quickly spread in the capital after an attempt by police officers to create a union failed.

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise reformed the Haitian army in 2017 in a move that police officers say hasn’t improved their already unbearable working conditions.

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