Three people die in demonstration calling for Aristide's return.

Three people died in a demonstration staged Tuesday in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, carried out by people calling for the return of ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

According to reports received in Havana, the fatalities occurred when the police opened fire to contain the demonstrators.

The demonstrators demanded the resignation of acting Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, who counts with the support of the governments of the United States and France.

The Latortue administration was set up after a coup d'etat staged against Aristide this year in February.

With these three dead, there are now over 20 fatalities among the opposition produced in clashes with the new government since September.

[Source: Xinhua News Agency, Havana, 12Oct04]

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