Protesters In Haiti Clash With UN Peacekeepers

Hundreds of protestors in Haiti hurled stones and other objects at United Nations peacekeepers calling for their removal from the speaking country.

The protestors were also angry over the sexual assault of an 17-year-old boy by Uruguayan soldiers who are members of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSTAH).

Haitians have also accused Nepalese soldiers with the (MINUSTAH) of spreading cholera that has been blamed for the deaths of more than 5,000 people since the first case was recorded last October.

U.N. soldiers fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the demonstrators, many of whom fled into the Champ de Mars, the park that became a huge encampment of tents and shanties following the January 2010 earthquake.

The U.N. troops have been in Haiti since 2004 after the then president Jean Bertrand Aristide was kidnapped forced into exile by CIA agents, President Aristide has been living in South Africa since.

Aristide has since returned to the country.

Recently elected President, Michel Martelly (AKA Sweet Micky)is expected to ask for a renewal of the U.N. mission’s mandate, which expires next month.