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Wednesday
Dec082010

American Airlines Cancels All Flights to Haiti Amid Election Protests

Photo Courtesy -- Getty Images(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) – American Airlines has cancelled all flights between Port-au-Prince and the United States due to violence that has erupted over elections.

Thousands of protestors on Wednesday rampaged the city and ransacked offices of the ruling party, INITE, after its candidate, Jude Celestin, advanced to the second-round runoff. Chants of “Hang Celestin” can be heard throughout the city.

Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly did not make the second round, as he trailed Celestin by only 6,800 votes. It is believed that Martelly supporters set fire to an INITE office where guards allegedly shot protestors.

On Election Day, Martelly along with 11 other candidates called for an annulment of the vote over concerns of fraud.

Both the U.S. and the United Nations have questioned the election results.

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