Saturday, January 16, 2010
Anarchy In Port-au-Prince as looting worsens
The Zombies are starting to come to life as the looting has started to turn violent in Port-au-Prince. Police were nowhere to be seen Saturday a mob of around 1,000 people fought for goods armed with knives, rocks and tools battled to grab any items they could find in destroyed buildings. On the city’s main commercial strip Saturday afternoon, dozens of men armed with sharpened pieces of wood and machetes roamed from store to store, battering down doors and hauling out whatever they could carry.Looting had been sporadic in the first 3 days since Tuesday's earthquake. But it is spreading Saturday, with witnesses reporting similar chaos in other areas. With no authorities to take control of the streets, the desperation of refugees is growing.