Fiery protest over presidential elections in Haiti

  • A street in Port-au-Prince is open to traffic but covered with ash on December 10, 2010, after demonstrators blocked and set fires protesting the November 28 elections. Haiti's election commission ordered a review December 9 of presidential poll results that fueled vote-rigging allegations and set off deadly protests across the cholera-gripped country. Haiti appears to be on the brink of the major social unrest that many have feared ever since a devastating earthquake in January killed 250,000 people, with demonstrations having turned violent in several major cities. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • Women walk along a street in Port-au-Prince covered with burnt trash on December 10, 2010, after demonstrators blocked and set fires protesting the November 28 elections. Haiti's election commission ordered a review December 9 of presidential poll results that fueled vote-rigging allegations and set off deadly protests across the cholera-gripped country. Haiti appears to be on the brink of the major social unrest that many have feared ever since a devastating earthquake in January killed 250,000 people, with demonstrations having turned violent in several major cities. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • A UN Tank stand by in front of the CEP on December 10, 2010, after demonstrators blocked and set fires protesting the November 28 elections. Haiti's election commission ordered a review December 9 of presidential poll results that fueled vote-rigging allegations and set off deadly protests across the cholera-gripped country. Haiti appears to be on the brink of the major social unrest that many have feared ever since a devastating earthquake in January killed 250,000 people, with demonstrations having turned violent in several major cities. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • A street in Port-au-Prince is open to traffic but covered with ash on December 10, 2010, after demonstrators blocked and set fires protesting the November 28 elections. Haiti's election commission ordered a review December 9 of presidential poll results that fueled vote-rigging allegations and set off deadly protests across the cholera-gripped country. Haiti appears to be on the brink of the major social unrest that many have feared ever since a devastating earthquake in January killed 250,000 people, with demonstrations having turned violent in several major cities. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • ** CORRECTS BYLINE ** A supporter of presidential candidate Michel Martelly runs past a bonfire during a protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Haiti's electoral council will re-count the vote in the country's disputed election in view of election monitors and potentially the three leading candidates themselves, the council president said Thursday. The decision follows rioting sparked by the announcement that government-backed candidate Jude Celestin and former first lady Mirlande Manigat were poised to enter a January runoff, while entertainer Michel Martelly had apparently been narrowly eliminated. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) DIEU NALIO CHERY / STR

  • A police officer grabs detained supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly during riots in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Haiti's electoral council will re-count the vote in the country's disputed election in view of election monitors and potentially the three leading candidates themselves, the council president said Thursday. The decision follows rioting sparked by the announcement that government-backed candidate Jude Celestin and former first lady Mirlande Manigat were poised to enter a January runoff, while entertainer Martelly had apparently been narrowly eliminated. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) RAMON ESPINOSA / STF

  • A street in Port-au-Prince is open to traffic but covered with burnt trash on December 10, 2010, after demonstrators blocked and set fires protesting the November 28 elections. Haiti's election commission ordered a review December 9 of presidential poll results that fueled vote-rigging allegations and set off deadly protests across the cholera-gripped country. Haiti appears to be on the brink of the major social unrest that many have feared ever since a devastating earthquake in January killed 250,000 people, with demonstrations having turned violent in several major cities. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • A UN Police Tank stands by in front of the CEP office (conseil electoral provisoire) on December 10, 2010, after demonstrators blocked and set fires protesting the November 28 elections. Haiti's election commission ordered a review December 9 of presidential poll results that fueled vote-rigging allegations and set off deadly protests across the cholera-gripped country. Haiti appears to be on the brink of the major social unrest that many have feared ever since a devastating earthquake in January killed 250,000 people, with demonstrations having turned violent in several major cities. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • UN Police stand by in front of the CEP office (conseil electoral provisoire) on December 10, 2010, after demonstrators blocked and set fires protesting the November 28 elections. Haiti's election commission ordered a review December 9 of presidential poll results that fueled vote-rigging allegations and set off deadly protests across the cholera-gripped country. Haiti appears to be on the brink of the major social unrest that many have feared ever since a devastating earthquake in January killed 250,000 people, with demonstrations having turned violent in several major cities. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • A woman walks by a UN Police tank on December 10, 2010, after demonstrators blocked and set fires protesting the November 28 elections. Haiti's election commission ordered a review December 9 of presidential poll results that fueled vote-rigging allegations and set off deadly protests across the cholera-gripped country. Haiti appears to be on the brink of the major social unrest that many have feared ever since a devastating earthquake in January killed 250,000 people, with demonstrations having turned violent in several major cities. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • People pass by the remains of stones and burnt trash on the streets of Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • A fallen tree and debris is left on the streets of Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • People pass by the remains of stones and burnt trash on the streets of Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • People pass by the remains of stones and burnt trash on the streets of Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • People pass by the remains of burnt trash and campaign posters on the streets of Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • People pass by the remains of stones and burnt trash on the streets of Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • People pass by the remains of stones and burnt trash on the streets of Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • People pass by the remains of stones and burnt trash on the streets of Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • A police vehicle drives down a street in Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • People pass by the remains of a burnt vehicle on the streets of Port-au-Prince on December 9, 2010 after a day of protest and violence by supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, as a result of the November 28, 2010 presidential elections in Haiti. Thousands of protesters rampaged in Haitian towns Wednesday, torching buildings in armed clashes that left four dead after election results triggered bitter accusations of vote-rigging. Rioters destroyed offices of the national finance ministry and a branch of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which had announced the result. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) THONY BELIZAIRE / STAFF

  • Looters at the campaign headquarters of presidential candidate ruling party candidate Jude Celestin in Port-au- Prince December 8, 2010. Angry protests erupted in Haiti as thousands demonstrated Wednesday after the handpicked protege of President Rene Preval, Celestin, narrowly won a place in the election runoff against former Haitian first lady Mirlande Manigat. The popular entertainer Michel Martelly finished in third. Hector Retamal/AFP (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images) HECTOR RETAMAL / STAFF

  • Polive patrol a street at night on December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince as demonstrations broke out in several Haitian cities and gunshots echoed through the capital as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, accordingD to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Police attempt to navigate as supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • A policeman with rifle watches as supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly demonstrate December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly demonstrate December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly demonstrate December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly demonstrate December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly demonstrate December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly demonstrate December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly demonstrate December 7, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, as the initial results of a disputed election were announced. Demonstrators erected barricades of tires in several neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince, according to AFP reporters, who also heard gunshots. Local radio reported similar protests in other cities. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images) AFP PHOTO / -

  • Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly jump over burning items during a protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday night. RAMON ESPINOSA/AP