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United Nations Attacks Refugee Camp, Protests Mount

  Today is the sixth anniversary of the U.N. military presence in Haiti. Mistrust of that presence runs high. Photo: Tory Field

By Beverly Bell

Last week, the United Nations peacekeeping mission fired tear gas and rubber bullets into a crowded refugee camp, leaving at least six hospitalized and others suffering respiratory problems. Citizen organizations plan demonstrations for today, the sixth anniversary of the U.N. armed presence in Haiti. The march is part of growing protests against the military forces which have amassed in Haiti since the January 12 earthquake and the lack of attention to displaced people