US Embassy Suspends Haitian Operations After Protesters Reach Its Door

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More than 1,000 protesters marched on the U.S. embassy in Haiti Monday, shutting down operations for the afternoon.

Anti-Trump protests temporarily shut down the U.S. embassy in Haiti Monday when over 1,000 people marched toward the building. Blockades put up by Haitian police prevented demonstrators from reaching the compound, but the embassy closed for the afternoon and expected to reopen Tuesday.

Many Haitians were angered over reported disparaging remarks about Haiti by Trump and his administration's decision to end a program that gave temporary legal residency to about 60,000 Haitians in the United States.

The embassy said it would be closed for the afternoon and directed employees in a statement to keep away during the protest. It was expected to reopen Tuesday.

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