Six people were killed Saturday at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic after an argument, authorities said.

Haitian police inspector Harry Deny told The Associated Press that the four customs officers and two civilians died in the town of Malpasse.

He said the incident began when one officer shot a person who tried to cross the border with merchandise without stopping. A group of people then retaliated against the officers and burned them to death as they took refuge at a police station.

No further details were available.

The killings came as Haiti faced a seventh day of protests that have shuttered schools and government offices.

Demonstrators are demanding that President Jovenel Moise resign for not investigating allegations of corruption in the previous government over Petrocaribe, a Venezuelan-subsidized energy program. Continue reading

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