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Supporters of ex-president march in Haiti to mark 1991 coup and protest threatened arrest

  • A supporter of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide walks over burning wood as part of a voodoo ceremony before the start of a protest on the anniversary of the 1991 military coup that ousted Aristide, the country's first democratically elected leader, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The march Tuesday marked the date that the military ousted Aristide less than a year into his first term as president. It also comes amid fears he will be arrested for failing to heed a court summons to testify in a corruption case. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    A supporter of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide walks over burning wood as part of a voodoo ceremony before the start of a protest on the anniversary of the 1991 military coup that ousted Aristide, the country's first democratically elected leader, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The march Tuesday marked the date that the military ousted Aristide less than a year into his first term as president. It also comes amid fears he will be arrested for failing to heed a court summons to testify in a corruption case. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide run during clashes with national police during a protest on the anniversary of the 1991 military coup that ousted Aristide, the country's first democratically elected leader, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Supporters tried to march from the church where Aristide led services as a Catholic priest to his house. But police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse them before they arrived at the home. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide run during clashes with national police during a protest on the anniversary of the 1991 military coup that ousted Aristide, the country's first democratically elected leader, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Supporters tried to march from the church where Aristide led services as a Catholic priest to his house. But police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse them before they arrived at the home. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide hold up pictures of him on the anniversary of the 1991 military coup that ousted Aristide, the country's first democratically elected leader, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The march Tuesday marked the date that the military ousted Aristide less than a year into his first term as president. It also comes amid fears he will be arrested for failing to heed a court summons to testify in a corruption case. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide hold up pictures of him on the anniversary of the 1991 military coup that ousted Aristide, the country's first democratically elected leader, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The march Tuesday marked the date that the military ousted Aristide less than a year into his first term as president. It also comes amid fears he will be arrested for failing to heed a court summons to testify in a corruption case. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

A crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader.

Supporters tried to march from the church where Aristide led services as a Catholic priest to his house. But police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse them before they arrived at the home.

The march Tuesday marked the date that the military ousted Aristide less than a year into his first term as president. It also comes amid fears he will be arrested for failing to heed a court summons to testify in a corruption case.

An investigative judge issued an arrest warrant in August but police have declined to carry it out.