Nikki Haley has to be evacuated from South Sudan when protest breaks out

Nikki Haley has to be evacuated from South Sudan when protest breaks out

[Ed. – It appears the problem was that there wouldn’t be time for South Sudanese to meet with her and present a statement of protest to her against South Sudan’s president.  The protest was NOT against Ambassador Haley.  It’s likely that local officials made or implied promises they couldn’t keep (perhaps never intended to keep) about the access the people in the camp would have to Haley.  South Sudan remains extremely unstable and troubled.  Outreach there is a good thing — but it does bring such moments.]

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced people in South Sudan on Wednesday because of a demonstration against President Salva Kiir, witnesses said.

Shortly after Haley left the camp, U.N. security guards fired tear gas to disperse the crowd of more than 100 residents who looted and destroyed the office of a charity operating there, an aid worker at the camp said. The aid worker spoke on condition of anonymity out of safety fears.

Haley, in the middle of a three-country African visit, met earlier Wednesday with Kiir over the country’s long civil war. Speaking later to U.N. station Radio Miraya, Haley said she warned Kiir that the U.S. no longer trusted South Sudan’s government and was no longer prepared to wait for change. …

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The United Nations confirmed the incident with Haley, saying camp residents “became upset that she was not able to meet with them, due to time constraint.”

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