- The Times of London reports:
"Machete fights have been reported as families argue over who should have access to the desperately limited supply of tents. Yesterday UN peacekeepers were forced to
- use pepper spray and rubber bullets as a food hand-out at one of the biggest homeless encampments in the centre of Port-au-Prince was over-run by thousands of starving people.
"Whatever we do, it doesn't matter - they are animals," said one of the 18 Uruguayan peacekeepers in front of the collapsed National Palace, struggling to hold back the 4,000-strong crowd with a plastic shield.
- As some of the troops fired pepper spray, others standing on top of a UN tank fired rubber bullets into the air, all but ignored by the people striving to get at the food supplies."...