Haitian rioters storm presidential palace

CNN

04/08/08

Hungry Haitians stormed the presidential palace Tuesday to demand the resignation of President Rene Preval over soaring food prices and U.N. peacekeepers battled rioters with rubber bullets and tear gas. Rioters were chased away from the presidential palace but by late afternoon had left trails of destruction across Port-au-Prince...

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Protests over food prices paralyze Haitian capital

Canada.com

04/08/08

Haitians erected flaming barricades and tried to storm the National Palace on Tuesday as protests against rising food prices, which have killed five people, paralyzed the impoverished nation’s capital.Some demonstrators in the city carried empty plates to show the government they had nothing to eat.U.N. peacekeepers fired rubber bullets and tear gas to control the angry mob after the protesters used large steel garbage containers as battering rams to try to smash the gates of the whitewashed palace in downtown Port-au-Prince, witnesses said...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Starving Haitians Riot As Food Prices Soar
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How World Bank policies led to famine in Haiti

Raj Patel: International trade rules have ravaged Haiti's domestic food production.
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