Armed men storm Haiti National Palace
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A small group of heavily armed men broke
into the National Palace and opened fire early Monday, the minister of
culture and communication said.
Minister Guy Paul said he did not know if anyone was injured in the break-in
shooting, which occurred around 2 a.m. (0700 GMT) Monday. He said he did not
know the motive.
Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his wife were unharmed, and
at their suburban Tabarre home, Paul said.
The National Palace, a presidential mansion downtown, is protected by hundreds
A government communique that aired early Monday on Radio Caraibes called
Haitians to "block the way, on top and at the bottom" to anyone who wants to
destabilize the government.
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