Confiscations stoke violence at Haiti-Dominican border market
Dajabón, Dominican Republic.- Hundreds of Haitian attended the binational border market Friday amid pushing and shoving as Haiti authorities restricted its citizens from returning with products bought on the Dominican side.
Desperate Haitians formed long lines, withstood punches and were beaten with batons, as some buyers had been stripped of their merchandise when they crossed into the Haiti town of Ouanaminthe, without the needed food supplies.
Adding to the tension Friday is the first round of Haiti´s presidential and municipal elections set for Sunday, while Port-au-Prince´s ban on 23 Dominican products continues.
Oct 23, 2015
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