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Al Jazeera 18 Oct 2020

Haiti sees major protests as independence day marked


There's been violence in Haiti as people marked their independence day.
Anti-government protesters blocked roads and set fire to tires in the capital Port-au-Prince.
Police used rubber bullets and tear gas against the those calling for president Jovenel Moise to step down.
Al Jazeera's Sara Khairat has more.

Brazil has marked its Independence Day without the pomp and ceremony of its annual military parade because of the coronavirus pandemic.
But that did not stop Brazilians from celebrating, despite the country dealing with one of the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks.

Al Jazeera's Monica Yanakiew reports from Rio de Janeiro.
Mexicans start to celebrate their Independence Day without public gatherings for the first time in 153 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The only tradition kept as every year was the bell ringing at the National Palace and the President's "independence cry".
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