Young men frustrated with the United Nations presence in Haiti have become a self-appointed police force in Cap Haitien, setting up â€ścheckpointsâ€ť 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.
â€śThey feel like theyâ€™re an occupied territory,â€ť the iReporter said of those manning the roadblocks Thursday. â€śTheyâ€™ve just had enough. Theyâ€™ve decided that they want their own police force. Theyâ€™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.