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Former Haitian president faces charges following protests

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Supporters for former Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide have clashed with UN peacekeepers in Haiti.

Dozens of Aristide’s supporters had set up barricades outside his home, fearing he could be arrested.

UN troops fired smoke grenades to disperse the protesters after they allegedly attacked a car carrying UN staff.

Aristide faces charges of money laundering, but his supporters say the charges are politically motivated.

A crowd of demonstrators, said to number around 150, blocked the route to his home with rocks and burning tyres on Thursday to prevent his arrest.

(Source: BBC World)

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