Originally: Two dead in Haiti violence
Port-au-Prince, Nov 21 (EFE).- Several violent incidents in Haiti over the past two days have left two dead and five others wounded, local radio reported Friday.
At least two people died in the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil Thursday night when police raided the neighborhood, community leader Bernard Casseus told reporters.
He said police were looking for Robenson Bernard, leader of an opposition group.
Several hundred people demonstrated in Cite Soleil Friday, blaming the government for the Oct. 31 killing of community leader Roodson “Colobri” Lemaire.
In the west-central city of Gonaives, five people were shot when police tried to disperse a crowd protesting against the government. A state vehicle was burned in the disturbance.
Like other demonstrations this week, the one in Gonaives was led by Buter Metayer, brother of the head of a now-defunct pro-government gang known as the “Cannibal Army,” Amiot Metayer, who was murdered in late September.
Opposition groups also blamed the government for that killing, saying Aristide had come to view his former enforcer as a liability.
In the western town of Petit-Goave, thousands of students demonstrated, demanding President Jean-Bertrand Aristideâ??s resignation and the release of student leaders Herve Saintilus and Roland Laguerre, who were arrested here Thursday and allegedly mistreated by police.