November 18th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

iReporter: Haitian residents form anti-U.N. police force

Protesters hurl stones at U.N. peacekeepers in Cap Haitien on Wednesday.

Young men frustrated with the United Nations presence in Haiti have become a self-appointed police force in Cap Haitien, setting up “checkpoints” every hundred yards on main roads and keeping an eye out for anybody who appears to be a foreigner, according to a CNN iReporter in the city.

“They feel like they’re an occupied territory,” the iReporter said of those manning the roadblocks Thursday. “They’ve just had enough. They’ve decided that they want their own police force. They’ve created their own community police department."

Protesters this week took over the streets of Cap Haitien to protest what they say is the U.N.'s role in the nation's cholera epidemic.


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