Haiti Flag Day demonstration
May 18, 2005 - Port au Prince


Journalist Reed Lindsay commented, “What was striking was that there was no UN presence monitoring these guys when they entered Bel Air. I was struck by the number of SWAT who seemed like they were moving into Bel Air and towards the peaceful demonstration. I can’t say for sure what they were doing there but I can’t imagine they had any other objective than to fire at the demonstration. Without the presence of Pina and other journalists on the scene who knows what would have happened.”

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