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Thousands of Haitian protesters decry violence against countrymen in the Dominican Republic

  • A man yells out in pain as his hand catches fire from a burning Dominican national flag he was holding, during an anti-Dominican Republic protest, in front of the country's consulate in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Protesters outraged over a Feb. 11 lynching of young man of Haitian descent in the Dominican city of Santiago are demanding that the neighboring country respect the human rights of Haitians. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    A man yells out in pain as his hand catches fire from a burning Dominican national flag he was holding, during an anti-Dominican Republic protest, in front of the country's consulate in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Protesters outraged over a Feb. 11 lynching of young man of Haitian descent in the Dominican city of Santiago are demanding that the neighboring country respect the human rights of Haitians. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • A protester uses his teeth to rip apart a Dominican national flag, during an anti-Dominican Republic protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Protesters outraged over a Feb. 11 lynching of young man of Haitian descent in the Dominican city of Santiago are demanding that the neighboring country respect the human rights of Haitians. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    A protester uses his teeth to rip apart a Dominican national flag, during an anti-Dominican Republic protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Protesters outraged over a Feb. 11 lynching of young man of Haitian descent in the Dominican city of Santiago are demanding that the neighboring country respect the human rights of Haitians. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • Haitian Police officers protectively escort a woman to a waiting car, as protesters pursue them shouting that she is Dominican, during an anti-Dominican Republic protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Protesters outraged over a Feb. 11 lynching of a young man of Haitian descent in the Dominican city of Santiago are demanding that the neighboring country respect the human rights of Haitians. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Haitian Police officers protectively escort a woman to a waiting car, as protesters pursue them shouting that she is Dominican, during an anti-Dominican Republic protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Protesters outraged over a Feb. 11 lynching of a young man of Haitian descent in the Dominican city of Santiago are demanding that the neighboring country respect the human rights of Haitians. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

About 10,000 people have marched in Haiti's capital in a protest over what they is mistreatment of their countrymen in the neighboring Dominican Republic.

Wednesday's demonstration was mostly peaceful, with young and old protesters waving Haitian flags in Port-au-Prince.

One man managed to climb up on the Dominican consulate's roof. He ripped down a Dominican flag, which was later burned by the cheering crowd. Some protesters briefly chased a woman they believed to be Dominican.

There were no reports of arrests.

The march comes three weeks after a Haitian shoe shiner was found hanging from a tree in a square in the Dominican city of Santiago. Haitians believe Henry Claude Jean was the victim of racist violence, but Dominican investigators say it appears he was killed by other Haitians.