Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide are rallying near his home after a unit of police officers was abruptly posted outside the walled compound.

Haitian police spokesman Frantz Lerebours says the officers are there to monitor Aristide and there are no immediate plans to carry out an arrest issued by a judge investigating allegations of corruption against the former president.

Lerebours says the 15 or so officers brought in Saturday are better able to monitor the home than police previously stationed at the home.

The scene has been peaceful, with about 200 people playing drums and singing songs in support of Aristide.

The warrant was issued after Aristide did not show up to testify before a magistrate who is conducting an investigation into allegations of corruption and money laundering.