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Haitians going bananas. Loot, fight, block roads with piles of corpses.


[ed – On my local news yesterday an anchorman actually stated, “there is a race against time to get aid to the Haitians before more rioting and violence starts. Where else in the world do natural disasters result in mass violence and looting? ] [ Maybe New Orleans?]

From Reuters…

Angry survivors staged the protest as international aid began arriving in the Haitian capital to help a nation traumatised by Wednesday’s catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings.

More than 48 hours after the disaster, tens of thousands of people clamoured for food and water and help digging out relatives still missing under the rubble.

Shaul Schwarz, a photographer for TIME magazine, said he saw at least two downtown roadblocks formed with bodies of earthquake victims and rocks.

“They are starting to block the roads with bodies. It’s getting ugly out there. People are fed up with getting no help,” he told Reuters.

The Haitian Red Cross said it believed 45,000 to 50,000 people had died and 3 million more – one third of Haiti’s population – were hurt or left homeless by the major 7.0 magnitude quake that hit its impoverished capital on Wednesday.

From CNN

Watch as Haitian men shove children and women out of the way and fight each other to get UN food. Then they scream and yell that they want better food and don’t like what the UN is passing out.

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