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Haiti / United States Occupation / Unrest #155975

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince: Jim Wooten) Confidence and fear in Haiti at the time of American military occupation featured; scenes shown of the troops landing and moving inland in Cap Haitien, Haiti and from Port-au- Prince, Haiti, where Haitian police battled with the crowds. [Army sergeant Miles RAWLS - comments.] The need for the Americans to work with the police and the army noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince: Linda Pattillo) Clashes between the Haitian police and demonstrating supporters of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide featured; scenes shown of people being beating by the police. [MAN - (thru translator) wonders about President Clinton's policy.] [Three United States SOLDIERS - comment.] [Haitian MAN - (thru translator) hates the police.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States coordination talks with the military leaders, led by General Raoul Cedras, reported; Port-au-Prince Mayor Evans Paul said urging Haitians to stop demonstrating until the US troops take control.

(White House: Brit Hume) The administration's take on the situation in Haiti examined; scenes shown from the streets of Port-au- Prince, Haiti. [CLINTON, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman John SHALIKASHVILI - talk about the limits of the United States role in Haiti.] The diplomatic uncertainty following a statement from exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide noted. [State Department Mike McCURRY - comments.] [Senator Malcolm WALLOP, Representative David OBEY - offer advice to Aristide.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Washington: John McWethy) The limitations of the role for the United States military in Haiti discussed; the plan to buy back weapons from Haitians, the fate of police chief Michel Francois and the treatment of Cedras noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report that the economic sanctions against Haiti may be suspended, dependent on Cedras' behavior, mentioned.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Pattillo, Linda;
Wooten, Jim

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