Riot police fired tear gas at more than 8,000 rock-throwing protesters as a demonstration against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overpowered by throngs of supporters of the Haitian leader in Port-au-Prince, the capital.
Demonstrators scattered as tear gas canisters fell and shots were heard in the crowd.
There were reports of at least two people injured.
For The Record Los Angeles Times Friday November 21, 2003 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 47 words Type of Material: Correction Haiti protest -- A headline in Saturday's Section A wrongly identified 8,000 demonstrators as protesters against Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the text was unclear on the stance of the demonstrators. The figure should have referred to the number of pro-Aristide counterdemonstrators who turned out in Port-au-Prince.