Six people were killed on Saturday at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic after an argument, authorities said. Haitian police inspector Harry Deny said 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.