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Haiti protesters demand departure of interim president

Published 15/05/2016

Protesters demand the resignation of interim president Jocelerme Privert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (AP)
Protesters demand the resignation of interim president Jocelerme Privert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (AP)

Protesters have marched in Haiti's capital to demand the departure of the country's interim president, who was supposed to leave office this weekend.

The demonstration by former president Michel Martelly's Tet Kale political faction drew a few thousand protesters in central Port-au-Prince.

Many chanted that interim president Jocelerme Privert was illegally trying to hold on to power.

An accord in February that helped put Mr Privert in office called for a caretaker leader to make way for a voter-approved president on May 14.

But another election date has recently fallen by the wayside.

Mr Privert has suggested holding the repeatedly delayed run-off in October.

Some demonstrators burned tyres and broke car windows.

Police sprayed water from an armoured vehicle, scattering the crowd at a plaza near the grounds of Haiti's National Palace.

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