Haiti capital brought to halt by protesting police

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Hundreds of protesting Haitian police officers and their supporters, many of them armed and wearing masks, sparked panic in the capital Port-au-Prince on Monday, setting cars on fire as they voiced their anger at the ruling party.The cops have demanded higher salaries and the release of a colleague — a member of the narcotics squad has been held since early May on suspicion of murder, arson and destruction of public property.”What we’re asking for is a better life,” said one member of the national police force, wearing a mask and sunglasses so he could not be identified…

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