Video footage shows UN shooting at crowd in Haiti
June 26, 2009
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Video footage shows UN shooting at crowd in Haiti

Haiti's largest privately owned TV station, Radio Tele-Ginen, released video footage today that contradicts denials by the UN that they only fired shots into the air during a funeral for Catholic priest Father Gerard Jean-Juste on June 18.

The footage obtained by HIP clearly shows two shots being fired by Brazilian troops from the back of a small pickup truck at crowd level. The second shot was fired in the direction of the front of Haiti's national cathedral where one of the mourners was killed by a single shot to the head.

The UN has since claimed that they were not responsible and that their troops only fired warning shots into the air. They also claimed to have performed an autopsy on the victim and made the assertion that he had been "killed by a rock thrown by the crowd or hit with a blunt object." Witnesses and journalists have countered that the U.N. is trying to cover-up the incident.

This is not the first time U.N. troops in Haiti have been accused of killing innocent Haitians. On July 6, 2005 the UN launched a raid on the community of Cite Soleil where residents accused them of committing a massacre.

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