PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) An international rights group is protesting the violent eviction of around 60 families from their makeshift homes in a settlement outside Haiti's capital.
Amnesty International said Monday an additional 100 families in the area north of Port-au-Prince face removal.
It said the evictions began Saturday when a local official showed up with 17 police officers and a band of men wielding machetes and sticks.
Residents told Amnesty the official didn't show an eviction order and said they weren't notified of the removal.
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Amnesty says the armed men dismantled makeshift homes and police fired warning shots to intimidate people. Residents also reported more than a dozen people were assaulted, including a pregnant woman.
The informal settlement is one of hundreds that emerged in the aftermath of Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake.