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Haitian Journalists Protest Lack of Security


A group of journalists marched through Port-au-Prince Thursday, demanding tougher action against rising violence as mourners attended the funeral of slain Haitian journalist Jacques Roche.

During the religious ceremony, a priest close to ex-president Jean Bertrand Aristide, Gerard Jean Juste was attacked by an angry crowd. He was taken away to a police station for protection.

Mr. Aristide's supporters have been accused by some government officials of Mr. Roche's murder.

Haitian authorities found the body of Mr. Roche last week, days after gunmen abducted him. They said he was burned and tortured before being shot several times.

Haiti has seen a mounting wave of violence as it prepares for elections later this year.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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