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Thursday
Nov042010

Haitians Refuse to Leave As Tomas Approaches

Photo Courtesy - THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) -- United Nations evacuation teams trying to help Haitian earthquake refugees leave their tent cities ahead of Tropical Storm Tomas were beaten back Thursday by angry residents who say they don't want to leave. Camp Corail, just outside Port-au-Prince is the largest tent city in Haiti and there are about 8,000 people living there. This particular area is in a very precarious position on very low-lying ground and very susceptible to flooding.

They don't want to leave their homes, which are now tents, because that's all they have left. Some of them say they are willing to die there if that's what it takes. They trashed the workers' chairs and their tables and kicked them out of town by smashing and beating their cars as they drove out of the refugee camp.

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