About 10,000 people have marched in Haiti’s capital in a protest over what they is mistreatment of their countrymen in the neighboring Dominican Republic.
Wednesday’s demonstration was mostly peaceful, with young and old protesters waving Haitian flags in Port-au-Prince.
One man managed to climb up on the Dominican consulate’s roof. He ripped down a Dominican flag, which was later burned by the cheering crowd. Some protesters briefly chased a woman they believed to be Dominican.
There were no reports of arrests.
The march comes three weeks after a Haitian shoe shiner was found hanging from a tree in a square in the Dominican city of Santiago. Haitians believe Henry Claude Jean was the victim of racist violence, but Dominican investigators say it appears he was killed by other Haitians.