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7274: Haiti's soldiers want their army back (fwd)
From: nozier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday, 7 March, 2001, 01:18 GMT
Haiti's soldiers want their army back
Former soldiers in Haiti have marched through the capital,
Port-au-Prince, to demand the restoration of the army, which was
disbanded after the end of military rule in 1994.
To chants of "Long live the army", the ex-soldiers handed in
petitions at the American and French embassies, demanding the
resignation of the president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. They are the
latest group to join a broad opposition coalition which has named its
own president in protest against irregularities in the Haiti
parliamentary elections last year.
From the newsroom of the BBC World Service