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Haiti: Medical clinic, roads closed after gang killing triggers protests for help

Over the weekend, ongoing demonstrations in Martissant over two dead bodies left in the neighborhood led to road blockades that then caused area establishments, including a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency clinic, to close their doors.

The trouble stems from the Aug. 5 killing of two minibus passengers by armed gangs. Locals say the armed bandits shot at the bus on its way from Carrefour to Port-au-Prince. The bus driver lost control of the vehicle, which struck a road divider, then overturned. Two people died and many more were injured.

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