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In Haiti capital, anti-government protest turns violent as 3 people shot

  • Protesters aid a man who was shot in the leg, left, and another who was shot in the neck, lying on the ground, after clashes broke out at an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The march began peacefully when a crowd grew to a few thousand people in slums that are opposition strongholds. But as demonstrators walked through Delmas 32, the critics of President Michel Martelly's administration and pro-government residents began throwing rocks at each other. (Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Protesters aid a man who was shot in the leg, left, and another who was shot in the neck, lying on the ground, after clashes broke out at an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The march began peacefully when a crowd grew to a few thousand people in slums that are opposition strongholds. But as demonstrators walked through Delmas 32, the critics of President Michel Martelly's administration and pro-government residents began throwing rocks at each other. (Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • A protester holds up a picture of Haiti's former President Jean Bertrand Aristide during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Protesters are demanding the resignation of Michel Martelly. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    A protester holds up a picture of Haiti's former President Jean Bertrand Aristide during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Protesters are demanding the resignation of Michel Martelly. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters carry a man who was shot in the neck after clashes broke out during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The march began peacefully when a crowd grew to a few thousand people in slums that are opposition strongholds. But as demonstrators walked through Delmas 32, the critics of President Michel Martelly's administration and pro-government residents began throwing rocks at each other. (Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Protesters carry a man who was shot in the neck after clashes broke out during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The march began peacefully when a crowd grew to a few thousand people in slums that are opposition strongholds. But as demonstrators walked through Delmas 32, the critics of President Michel Martelly's administration and pro-government residents began throwing rocks at each other. (Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

An anti-government protest in Haiti's capital has become violent as three people have apparently been shot in a volatile neighborhood.

Tuesday's march began peacefully when a crowd grew to a few thousand people in slums that are opposition strongholds. But as demonstrators walked through Delmas 32, the critics of President Michel Martelly's administration and pro-government residents began throwing rocks at each other.

During the melee, an Associated Press reporter witnessed three people apparently getting hit by bullets. One was shot in the neck and appeared gravely wounded.

As a panic ensued, Haitian National Police fired tear gas and most demonstrators dispersed. Authorities made no immediate comment about the shootings.

Even after the violence, nearly 1,000 protesters continued their Tuesday march demanding Martelly's resignation, among other things.