Police officers take cover behind a building after an anti-Aristide protest
came under fire while parading through the streets on Port-au-Prince. The
protestors came under fire at least four times during the march.
The seeds of discontent are everywhere
in Haiti: a lack of jobs, a dwindling supply of
food and natural resources, and the highest poverty level in the Western
Hemisphere. Haitians, who had entrusted their leadership to former priest and
supposed friend to the poor, Jean Bertrand Aristide, became frustrated with
the country's lack of progress. He was driven into exile by a popular
uprising, with vocal university students at the forefront, despite futile
police attempts to maintain their government's stability.